LJP supremo and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan today dared RJD chief Lalu Prasad to take action against two senior party leaders Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Prabhunath Singh for their statements against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Prasad should not take action only against Mohammad Taslimuddin for making statements against Kumar but should also take action against Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Prabhunath Singh for their controversial statements against the chief minister, Paswan said.
“If you (Prasad) have courage, then take action against your two leaders Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Prabhunath Singh who too made statements against the CM,” Paswan said adding the RJD chief, who proclaims himself as the champion of minorities, did a formality by issuing a show cause notice to Taslimuddin.
JD(U) had taken strong exception to the statements by Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Taslimuddin and demanded action against them. RJD leadership took serious note of the party’s Araria Lok Sabha MP Mohammad Taslimuddin’s frequent statements against Bihar’s alliance government and asked him to explain his position in this regard within seven days.
Prasad broke his silence on the issue yesterday and said partymen should share their concerns, if any with him instead of making “unnecessary” statements.
Taslimuddin had on May 21 suggested that Prasad should snap ties with JD(U) and had also said that Kumar should quit as he has failed to tackle law and order situation. Earlier, the MP had said Kumar was not a PM material and was “day dreaming of becoming the prime minister.”
Raghuvansh Singh, hit out at Kumar after the May 20 meeting of RJD state and central parliamentary board and said “The steering is in the hands of Nitish Kumar and we (RJD) are sitting on the rear seat of the vehicle. It is upto him to take the vehicle in the right direction.”
Prabhunath Singh had said it was nothing short of administrative failure if a jailed RJD leader (Shahabuddin) could organise a durbar inside the jail.