Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav strongly refuted graft charges against him and challenged chief minister Nitish Kumar to arrest him while starting his Janadesh Apman yatra from Champaran on Wednesday.
Alleging political conspiracy by BJP and JDU to frame him, his father Lalu Prasad Yadav and other family members, Tejashwi vowed to expose the political opportunism of Nitish Kumar before the public.
The former deputy of Nitish alleged that central agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) were acting at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.
“They are trying to put my family behind the bars. But I am in front of you to seek justice. Please support me. We will expose their vicious designs on 27 August in Bhajpa Bhagao Desh Bachao Rally,” Tejashwi told his supporters.
He offered an apology for his 'inability' to understand Nitish by keeping two minutes of silence in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue. “Nitish Kumar has not only backstabbed me but people’s mandate. People voted against the saffron party but he switched side with them to retain power. RSS and BJP were scared of me and my father but we never compromised with our principles. On the other hand, Nitish bowed down to them,” He said.
Tejashwi hinted his plans to reinvigorate Mandal politics by saying his party with the help of like-minded forces will continue to fight for social justice. He accused Nitish and his party JD(U) of joining ranks with RSS which, according to him, was conspiring to eliminate reservation.
Updated Date: Aug 09, 2017 19:13 PM