Shakeel Ahmed Khan quits RJD
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Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 21:18
Patna: Senior RJD leader and former Bihar minister Shakeel Ahmed Khan on Friday resigned from the RJD.

"I have resigned from all party posts as also from the primary membership of the party," Khan announced at a press conference here.

Khan, who had been a senior minister in the erstwhile Rabri Devi government for more than eight years and twice MLA from Guruwa in Gaya, alleged a group of senior party leaders connived to get him defeated in the 2010 assembly poll from Sherghati in Gaya.

"I submitted the details of allegations and sought action against those who conspired for my defeat... but unfortunately, my request has not been heeded to by the party leadership," Khan said.

"RJD has now been reduced to a party saboteurs... while all other parties have started taking action against those who indulged in anti-party activities during the election, the RJD has failed to do so," Khan said.

"The party president is now now surrounded by such elements who do not not want that the party should flourish and working against the interests of workers," he charged.

Asked whether he planned to join the JD(U), Khan said "you are free to hazard a guess."

"I don't harbour any grudge against Lalu Prasad but I have everything to say against the coterie surrounding the party leadership," Khan, said.


First Published: Friday, July 22, 2011, 21:18

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