Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejaswi Yadav, speaking at the meeting of the non-NDA leaders hosted by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha at the Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Saturday, accused the Narendra Modi government at the Center of using intimidation and fear tactics to suppress the voice of the opposition.
Yadav, whose father and party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is in prison following his conviction in a number of corruption cases, said that his father had rightly predicted in 2014 that if the BJP was allowed to come into power, the country will go to the dogs.
"Today things are worse than ever before in India. The nation is plagued by communal violence and the current government is pitching brothers against brothers for political gains. They use fear and intimidation tactics to crush the dissenting voices as they are doing with our family. Sometimes they order CBI raids at our homes and other times they issue notifications to us to vacate government bungalows. As the leader of the opposition, I enjoy the same rights as any minister in the Nitish government and yet I have been ordered to vacate my bungalow that was allotted to me when I became the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. I cannot understand why this same bungalow was allotted to Sushil Kumar Modi when it was still being occupied by me," Yadav, who also faces a number of cases involving acquisition of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income," said.
Speaking directly to Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal – U leader Nitish Kumar, Yadav said that he would like to advise his 'Nitish Chacha' to shun politics of self-serving and join hands with those who care about the future of Bihar and the nation.
Earlier, Yashwant Sinha, at the Rashtra Manch meeting in the presence of a number of anti-BJP leaders, announced his decision to quit the BJP to 'save the nation' from the Modi government.
Unlike him though, Shatrughan Sinha, also a fierce Modi critic and an ardent Lalu supporter, refused to resign from the party saying he did not join the BJP to quit from it.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS