Corrupt Officials More Dangerous than Naxals, Terrorists: Pappu Yadav

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Patna: Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and a Member of Parliament from Madhepura, Pappu Yadav, who has a long rap sheet with the law and order, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said that corrupt officials and politicians were more of a threat to the nation than Naxals and terrorists.

Yadav, who is the chief of his own political outfit Jan Adhikar Party (JAP), said that India faced more threat from corruption and corrupt officials and must be dealt with accordingly if India believed in social justice for all.

The man who has spent a considerable amount of time of his life behind bars on a host of criminal cases, however, tried to downplay prisoners talking to politicians from their jail cells saying the practice was fairly common and widely known by both the jail officials and top level bureaucrats.

The Madhepura MP was referring to the bombshell release of an audio recording of a conversation between notorious gangster Mohammed Shahabuddin and RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav by a private television channel last Sunday.

"All political prisoners talk to their leaders in power. There is nothing new about it. It seems like people are forgetting that Lalu Prasad Yadav ran the entire Bihar government from behind his jail cell Beur Jail in 1997," he said.

Yadav then turned his attention towards the rich politicians saying there were 156 'crorepatis' in Bihar Assembly alone and at least 130 of them were facing charges in serious crimes.

"There are 40 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders whose net worth is in many crores, 32 Janata Dal - U legislators are 'crorepatis', RJD has 28 'crorepatis', while Congress has 13 of such mega rich legislators. Most of them have increased their net worth by ten folds in the last five years alone. Each one of them should be investigated and put on trial," the JAP leader said quoting numbers from a report from the Association for Democratic Reform (ADR), a non-partisan NGO based in Gujarat.

It may be recalled that recently, while meeting with the family members of CRPF jawans killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh, Pappu Yadav had asked the extremists to kill corrupt politicians instead of law enforcement officials who, he had said, are only doing their job. 

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