Ravi Shankar Prasad on Nitish Kumar’s disapproval of the CBI indictment against Lalu Prasad

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed at Nitish Kumar on Sunday for defending his new ally, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, and his family members after the CBI filed an indictment against them, saying it was “shameful” and “unhappy,” as the Bihar chief said the minister turned a blind eye to the issue of corruption.

At a press conference here, the former Union minister said Kumar was “risking the core of his life savings” by defending Lalu Prasad and his family members in the corruption case.

The Bihar premier on Saturday voiced his disapproval of the CBI indictment against Lalu Prasad in a case involving the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief’s tenure as railway minister. “Nothing came of this case. Now that I’m back in the Alliance, something new has begun. is this the way It seems they act on whims and fantasies,” Kumar, who is now in the “Mahagathbandhan” which includes his JD(U), the RJD and Congress, had said, referring indirectly to claims of political vengeance by investigative agencies many times directed against the BJP-led center.

Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at the Janata Dal (United) boss, saying it was “painful” how he turned a blind eye to the issue of corruption. “It is shameful and deplorable how Nitish Kumar turned a blind eye to the issue of corruption. He himself split from Lalu Prasad in 2017 over corruption and now he’s saying so,” the former union minister said.

“Nitish Kumar should let the law take its course and not interfere,” he added. Officials with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Friday that an indictment had been filed against 14 people, including the chief RJD, his wife and former Bihar premier Rabri Devi, and eldest daughter Misa Bharti, who is a Rajya MP Sabha is. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also questioned Bihar Deputy Prime Minister Tejashwi Yadav’s private secretary on Saturday in connection with the land-for-jobs “scam” at the railways when Tejashwi’s father Lalu Prasad was a minister.

Kumar split from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and rejoined the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) in August.

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