JD(U) MP asks Nitish to order probe against him

JD(U) General Secretary and Rajya Sabha member Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday rubbished the charge of corruption against him levelled by his party leaders.

Updated: Jan 13, 2011, 18:34 PM IST

Patna: JD(U) General Secretary and Rajya
Sabha member Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday rubbished the charge of
corruption against him levelled by his party leaders and asked
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to order an inquiry into his
assets else he would sit on a day-long fast on January 24.

"The allegation of corruption levelled against me by some
party colleagues are bald and bad in taste.. I am ready for a
probe and Chief Minister should order it, Kushwaha said here.
He said if Kumar would fail to order an inquiry into his
wealth, he would sit on fast on January 24 to press for the
demand.

Stung by criticism by his two party colleagues C P Sinha
and Niranjan Pappu, who had on January 11 alleged that his
assets had increased over the last few years, Kushwaha said he
was ready for a probe either by a central or state
government`s agency.

Kushwaha reiterated his demand for an impartial and
independent inquiry into the assets accumulated by state
ministers, top leaders of the party and bureaucrats.
Kushwaha is not not on a good terms with Chief Minister
ever since the party denied tickets to some of his close aides
during the assembly elections in October-November last.

PTI