Cash-for-job    finger at JD(U) MLA

An MLA from Bihar’s ruling JD(U) has been accused of receiving `1.10 lakh as bribe from a man promising help in landing a job, and of not returning the amount when no job could be arranged.

Published: 24th November 2017 02:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2017 10:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

PATNA: An MLA from Bihar’s ruling JD(U) has been accused of receiving `1.10 lakh as bribe from a man promising help in landing a job, and of not returning the amount when no job could be arranged.

After an audio recording of a purported conversation between one Nandan Mehta and the legislator surfaced, the MLA, Niranjan Mehta, denied the accusation as “totally baseless” and said the recording was doctored.

While the MLA from Bihariganj in Madhepura district did not call for a probe, Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan has demanded investigation of the matter.

Nandan Mehta told journalists that he had paid the MLA `1.10 lakh six months before the 2015 Assembly polls in Bihar, when Niranjan Mehta was the head of Madhuban gram panchayat.

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