Days after the quantum of sentence in Fodder Scam cases was pronounced against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, brewing rift in the RJD came to the fore today when the party’s general secretary Ashok Sinha resigned, expressing unhappiness over working with Tejashwi Yadav, reports ANI.The veteran leader of RJD, Sinha said the party has become “irrelevant in today’s times” and it is better to leave the party respectfully than to waste time here. He also commented against Tejashwi Yadav, saying that he cannot lead the party like Lalu Prasad Yadav used to.
This is not the first instance of a rift between Tejashwi and RJD leaders.According to a News Nation report, earlier in June 2017, Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of RJD supremo Lalu Yadav was accused of abusing and beating Sanoj Yadav, a member of his own party during an Iftar party at his residence.The incident occurred during the Iftar party hosted by Lalu Prasad Yadav at his residence. According to sources Tej Pratap got involved in a heated argument with Sanoj Yadav and started abusing and beating him. Soon after the incident, Sanoj Yadav resigned from all the post of the RJD and met with BJP leader Sushil Modi. Afterwards, Sanoj Yadav declared that he was soon going to join BJP.
Earlier on January 24, Lalu Yadav was awarded five years of imprisonment in the third fodder scam case. The Court announced the quantum of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sentence at 2 pm and also imposed a Rs 5 lakh fine on RJD supremo. On January 27, Tejashwi Yadav announced that he will start a ‘Nyay Yatra’ (Justice Yatra) in rural Bihar from February 9 to tell people how his father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad was “framed through conspiracy” in the fodder scam cases.