Patna: RJD president and his LJP counterpart
Ramvilas Paswan today accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar of instigating the ruling NDA MLAs to allegedly attack
the opposition MLAs demanding the latter`s resignation in the
light of the CAG report on financial irregularities.
"It is a blot on the Indian constitution.....In fact,
Nitish Kumar instigated the ruling alliance MLAs to attack on
the opposition MLAs in the well of the state Assembly,"
Prasad and Paswan said while addressing a joint press
They claimed that the state RJD president Abdul Bari
Siddiqui, RJD deputy leader in the house Shakeel Ahmed Khan
and party MLA Prema Choudhary suffered injuries in the alleged
"In fact, Nitish has derailed... out of sheer desperation
and fear of being sent behind the bar in the light of
irregularities highlighted by the CAG report, he engineered
the attack," he said.
"It is a sad day in the history of parliamentary
democracy and such attempt to gag the voice of opposition will
not be tolerated," he said adding that the RJD-LJP combine
would draw up an agitation programme for the dismissal of the
Nitish Kumar government.
"As the CM finds no way to steer clear of the probe into
financial irregularities of Rs 11,412 crore, he is taking to
the politics of attack to gag the opposition," Paswan said.
A CAG report had highlighted financial irregularities of
Rs 11,412 crore in the execution of development and welfare
schemes between 2002-03 and 2007-08.
Lalu prevented from entering Bihar assembly
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was today
prevented from entering the Bihar assembly where opposition
MLAs were on an indefinite dharna demanding the resignation of
the Nitish Kumar government.
Prasad drove straight from airport to the assembly
and insisted that he be permitted to meet his agitating
colleagues in the house.
The security personnel at the main gate, however, said
he could not enter and Prasad had to return.
Accusing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of trying to gag
the voice of the opposition, he told reporters "I was CM twice
.. leader of opposition ... and MLA four five times, besides
being Railway Minister ... I will not forget this