Bihar CM Nitish Kumar frowns on CBI indictment against Lalu Prasad Yadav

Bihar Prime Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday expressed his disapproval of the CBI indictment against RJD President Lalu Prasad, his new ally, in a case related to his tenure as railway minister. Speaking to reporters before leaving for Sitab Diyara, the birthplace of Jayaprakash Narayan, to mark the anniversary of the socialist leader’s death, Kumar also berated the BJP for trying to impose on him the Patna High Court’s order to limit quotas on OBCs and to lift EBCs in urban areas, to dock local body surveys.

“You may all remember what happened about five years ago that led to me leaving the alliance,” Kumar said, with his deputy and Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav at his side, whose name is in another case had emerged who had guided the JD (U) guide to snap ties with the RJD. “Nothing came of this case. Now that I’m back in the Alliance, something new has begun. is this the way (yeh koi tarika hai). It seems they act on whims and fantasies,” said the CM, now in the Mahagathbandhan, indirectly referring to allegations of political vendetta by investigative agencies often leveled against the BJP government at center.

Kumar was responding to inquiries about CBI officials, who revealed on Friday that an indictment had been filed against 14 people, including the RJD supremo, his wife and former CM Rabri Devi, and eldest daughter Misa Bharti, who is a Rajya Sabha MP . Kumar, Bihar’s longest-serving prime minister, was also asked if the BJP holds him directly responsible for the negative Patna High Court ruling that has derailed the long-overdue municipal elections.

“They are uttering untruths (galat bol raha hai),” said Kumar, noting that the state’s quota system for OBCs and EBCs has existed in the polls for over a decade and was previously upheld by the High Court as well as the supreme court. “They (BJP) are also trying to shirk their responsibilities. Throughout the time I worked with them, the urban development portfolio stayed with them. I wonder if they are hostile to the OBCs,” said the cunning leader.

“We will be appealing the order, which was based on Supreme Court orders for reservations in some other states. We will emphasize that in Bihar in the past elections were held under the quota system that we had. The categorization of OBCs and EBCs that also include Muslims was done back in the 1970s when our mentor Karpoori Thakur was the CM,” he added.

Read all Latest political news and Breaking News here

Supply Hyperlink

Leave a Comment