Bihar Congress list stolen, leaked: Tytler

Last Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 20:47

New Delhi: Under attack for the Bihar Congress
list mentioning castes against the names of its office
bearers, AICC in-charge Jagdish Tytler today sought to wriggle
out of the raging controversy claiming the internal document
was "stolen" and leaked to the media.

Tytler`s claim comes close on the heels of an FIR filed
in Patna against him and Bihar PCC chief Anil Sharma for
allegedly violating the SC and ST Atrocities Prevention Act.

"You find out who brought the list. It is an internal
document. So many things are mentioned in internal papers. But
what is important is what comes out officially," Tytler told
reporters here when asked about the leakage of the
controversial list.

A visibly upset Tytler also attacked the media saying,
"it is the media which has damaged me. Just because you have
power don`t misuse it. If you are serious why don`t you find
out who stole the list... who took that list away, which was
our internal work".

Asked about the inclusion of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira
Kumar`s name in the list of office bearers, Tytler shot back
asking whether the official list given to the media mentions
it (her name along with caste).

"... Official (list) does not have what you are saying,"
he replied.

The controversy has cropped up a few days before AICC
General Secretary Rahul Gandhi`s visit to the state for
students and youth body elections. Assembly elections are also
scheduled to be held in Bihar before October.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 20:47

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