Taking serious note of party’s Araria Lok Sabha MP Mohammad Taslimuddin’s “frequent” statements against Bihar’s ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the RJD today issued a show-cause notice to the MP and gave him seven days to explain his position in this regard.
“In the light of your frequent statements, you (Taslimuddin) should explain your position within seven days to the show-cause notice, failing which, the party would be forced to take action against you,” show-cause notice issued to Taslimuddin reads.
The notice has been issued to party’s national Vice President Taslimuddin by its national Secretary General S M Qamar Alam.
The notice said the party MP’s statements have surfaced both in electronic and print media on May 11, 15, 21 and 22 which are against the principles and policies of the party and ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government.
“It seems that you (Taslimuddin) are speaking the voice of BJP and RSS which have hurt the party’s secular values. Not only this, being an RJD MP you have always heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the notice said.
RJD state unit president Ramchandra Purbe, who confirmed issuance of show-cause to Taslimuddin earlier in the day, refused to reply to the query whether or not any notice has been given to senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh who too has been critical of the Chief Minister.
The party’s decision assumes significance in the backdrop of the fact that its ally JD(U) yesterday took strong exception to the statements made by Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Taslimuddin and demanded action against both leaders.
“We have requested RJD boss Lalu Prasad jee to take action against both Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Mohammad Taslimuddin. Either these leaders should be kept under control or be suspended (from the party),” JD(U) chief spokesman Sanjay Singh had said.