Patna: Janata Dal – U general secretary R C P Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, slammed the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders for attempting to taint the judicial system of India by casting doubts on its integrity to gain political advantage.
"Since their leader was convicted in the fodder scam and sent to the jail, RJD operatives in Patna are showing their desperation in their attempt to somehow turn a political disaster like this to an advantage. They are even talking about going on a 'sympathy tour' to tell the people of Bihar how bad or corrupt the nation's leading investigative agency and the judicial system was," Singh said.
The JD-U MP further said that all these RJD leaders, including Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejaswi Yadav, have said that they had full trust in the judiciary and they respected the court's verdict but the moment a verdict goes against them, the entire judicial system is declared biased and tainted.
"They can call it a conspiracy all they want but no one is taking them seriously except those who already are their supporters. People are smart enough to know that such language is used only by those who are guilty as charged and those who favor corruption," he said.
Singh also took shot at his own party leader and former Speaker of Bihar Assembly Uday Narayan Chowdhary for 'speaking the language of the RJD leaders.
"We all know whose side Chowdhary is on. He has been speaking the language of the opposition and is looking a way out to join the RJD," the JD-U leader said.
When asked if the party will take any disciplinary action against him, Singh said that that would be a 'waste of party's stationery'.
As reported, Chowdhary had been rallying against his own party by first claiming it to be anti-dalit (Chowdhary is a dalit) and then accusing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being hand in glove with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that, according to him and other NDA opponents, is out to exact revenge on the RJD chief and his family members.
Meanwhile, it was reported that nearly 300 Chowdhary supporters on Wednesday resigned from the party in Gaya district in a show of solidarity for their leader.
It may be recalled that Chowdhary was defeated by Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi in the 2015 Assembly elections. Since then, the former Speaker of the Assembly had been gnawing at the heels of Nitish Kumar by accusing him of being 'anti-dalit'.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS