Nitish Kumar is wasting time meeting Rahul Gandhi, says BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi
It's no use talking to Sonia Gandhi over phone or meeting Rahul Gandhi, Sushil Kumar Modi said.
Patna: 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 Tejaswi 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 Tejaswi 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 Tejaswi Yadav (of RJD) to resign?" Modi said.
Expecting anything from Congress and RJD on the issue of corruption has no moral justification, he said in a statement in Patna 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.
Modi said RJD has done nothing on CBI's FIR against Tejaswi Yadav in land-for-hotels case despite JD(U) repeatedly asking him to come clean in public, 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 Tejaswi Yadav has been implicated in the case for political vendetta or CBI did it to stop RJD's 27 August 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.
Kumar has to choose to path, Modi said adding one is of morality and principle and the other is of protecting the 'corrupt.
The Congress leader is on a day-long visit to Punjab during which he is set to visit religious places along with the 109 candidates in an apparent show of strength ahead of Assembly elections that are due next month
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