Patna: Former deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday alleged that the JD(U) had taken donations from state government agencies for the general elections held earlier this year.
"The JD(U) misused the Bihar Medical Services Infrastructure Corporation (BMSIC) and other state government agencies and took donations from such agencies to meet the party's expenditure in the general elections," Sushil Modi claimed at a press conference here on the alleged multi-crore scam in purchase of medicines by BMSIC.
Asked to corroborate his charge, Modi refused to furnish evidence in this regard and took refuge in the plea that neither JD(U) nor the state government had denied the charge so far.
The former deputy chief minister also harped on the state government's reluctance to order a high-level inquiry or recommend a CBI probe in the medicine purchase scam to press his charge that blacklisted companies from which medicines were procured had paid money to the JD(U) through BMSIC to fund the ruling party's election expenses.
Modi further demanded that the Dr K K Singh-headed committee's report in the medicine purchase scam must be made public as it has questioned the procurement process and indicted some senior officials for approving purchase of certain medicines at exorbitantly higher rates than the price fixed by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
Stating that the medicine purchase scam took place when then chief minister Nitish Kumar held the health portfolio, the senior BJP leader said the state government should thoroughly probe the matter.