Blow for Lalu Yadav's son: BPCL terminates licence of Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump

The BPCL had earlier issued a notice to the Bihar minister over complaint that he had obtained the Patna petrol pump by furnishing wrong information.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jun 17, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
Blow for Lalu Yadav's son: BPCL terminates licence of Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump

Patna: In a big setback to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav's son, the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Saturday terminated the license of Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump after the latter failed to furnish a satisfactory explanation to the notice issued over the allocation of the property in the state.

When contacted, the BPCL officials declined to comment on the issue.

On May 31, the BPCL had summoned the Yadav scion seeking an explanation on the petrol pump license.

The oil corporation sought Pratap's explanation on how he acquired the licence and asked him to reply within 15 days.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Tej Pratap's brother Tejaswi Yadav had earlier quipped before reporters, "There has been degradation in results and we will provide details into the matter soon. Why are such things dealt only one sided, we too have a word for it and will be providing facts soon. We will talk on proper forum and then the truth will be revealed."

The notice signed by BPCL Territory Manager (Retail), Patna, Manish Kumar followed a complaint that Yadav had acquired the petrol pump at Patna's busy Anisabad bypass road on the basis of wrong information furnished by him.

The notice is reportedly connected to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi's allegations that the petrol pump had been fraudulently allotted to Tej Pratap during the UPA-II regime.

Modi had alleged that Tej Pratap did not have the stipulated 43 decimal of land for setting up the petrol pump at the time of applying for it.

He added that it was in the year 2012, when beer-manufacturing baron Amit Katyal, managing director of the firm A. K. Infosystem Pvt Ltd leased out around 136 decimal of land to Lalu's younger son Tejaswi Yadav for setting up a petrol pump.