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Nitish is Wasting Time Meeting Rahul Gandhi, Says Sushil Modi

The Bihar BJP leader said Rahul Gandhi had failed to make his own party CM Virbhadra Singh in Himachal Pradesh resign after he was chargesheeted by CBI.


Updated:July 22, 2017, 8:41 PM IST
Nitish is Wasting Time Meeting Rahul Gandhi, Says Sushil Modi
A file photo of Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi.

Patna: The BJP on Saturday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is wasting his time meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi reportedly to urge him to ask RJD's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav to resign in the wake of a CBI FIR against him on corruption charge.

“Nitish Kumar is wasting time meeting Rahul Gandhi for reportedly asking Tejashwi Yadav to tender resignation,” senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said.

“Rahul Gandhi had failed to make his own party Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Himachal Pradesh resign after he was chargesheeted by CBI. How could he ask Tejashwi Yadav (of RJD) to resign?" Sushil Modi said.

Expecting anything from Congress and RJD on the issue of corruption has no moral justification, he said in a statement here after Kumar met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday.

Modi has been alleging that RJD president Lalu Prasad and his family members have amassed benami properties. It's no use talking to Sonia Gandhi over phone or meeting Rahul Gandhi, he said.

RJD has done nothing on CBI's FIR against Tejashwi Yadav in land-for-hotels case despite JD(U) repeatedly asking him to come clean in public, Modi said adding that it could be understood that Prasad's party has no defence against it.

Instead of coming to the people with facts to explain the situation, RJD is pasting posters against JD(U) spokesmen to create pressure on the party not to press for Tejaswi Yadav's resignation, he said.

Posters came out on Saturday in some places of Patna with photographs of JD(U) spokesmen Sanjay Singh, Ajay Alok, Neeraj Kumar and senior party leader Shyam Rajak alleging them of acting in collusion with Sushil Modi to attack RJD.

On whose behalf those posters have been published is not known as there is no name.

Modi said, JD(U) has not even once said that Tejashwi Yadav has been implicated in the case for political vendetta or CBI did it to stop RJD's August 27 rally.

“This proves that JD(U) is accepting that charges against Tejaswi carry weight and hence its spokesmen are seeking point-by-point clarification,” he said.

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| Edited by: Mayur Borah
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