RJD to move EC against Nitish for remark on Lalu

Taking a strong exception to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad as "king of terror", the party on Wednesday said it would move Election Commission seeking action against the JD-U leader.

Patna: Taking a strong exception to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad as "king of terror", the party o Wednesday said it would move Election Commission seeking action against the JD-U leader for
breaching model code of conduct in place for Bihar Assembly
polls.

"Though the model code of conduct bars the leaders from
making personal comments against rivals, Kumar has violated
its provisions by making objectionable comments against Prasad
and even taking his name," RJD spokespersons Ram Kripal Yadav
and Shakeel Ahmed Khan told reporters here.

The Chief Minister`s diatribe against the RJD president
has crossed the level of decency. We will write to EC
demanding action against Kumar for breaching model code of
conduct, they said.

The chief minister has come a cropper as a poet and a
satirist given the content of his diatribe against Prasad,
which reflected the prevailing anxiety and fear in his mind
about an adverse outcome in the hustings, they said.

"He (Kumar) will never be able to become a taller leader
than Prasad under whose shadow and tutelage he learnt the
basics of politics," the RJD leaders said.

Earlier in the day at a press meet here, Kumar had
presented a parody of the song `Jai Ho` to hit out at Prasad.

"Jai ho, jai ho, kayakalap ji jai ho, Railway ka chay ho,
Bihar men bhay ho, maha atankraj maharaj kayakalp ji, jai ho
(Hail, Mr Turnaround, let there be fear in Bihar, hail the
king of terror)," Kumar had sung.

"The person who shattered the growth of Railways is now
going to the people with false claim that it was he who made
it achieve a turnaround," he had remarked, adding, "We salute
Mr Turnaround (Kayakalp ji--Lalu Ji) for his claim."

PTI

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