RJD VP Taslimuddin resigns from party; slams Lalu

Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 22:03

Patna: In a jolt to RJD, its national
vice-president Taslimuddin today resigned from the party
charging its chief Lalu Prasad with treating the organisation
as his "personal property".

"I am resigning from the primary membership of the RJD
and the party`s vice-presidentship," Taslimuddin, also a
former Union minister, said in a letter addressed to Prasad.

Stating that he had "sweet and sour experiences" during
his long tenure in the party, the former Union minister
alleged that RJD had been "virtually usurped by Lalu Prasad
who treats it as nothing but a personal property".

"Senior party leaders are not being consulted on
important policy matters and the party is being treated as a
mere tool to nurture personal interests of Lalu and his
family," he charged in the letter that was released to press.

Taslimuddin alleged that Prasad had not even bothered to
take him into confidence on important issues related to
alliance and strengthening of the organisation though he had
been its vice-president.

Taslimuddin an opportunist: RJD

Lalu Prasad today dubbed
as "politics of opportunism" the resignation of Taslimuddin
from his party and said the former Union minister would join
ruling JD(U) in Bihar.

"It is a clear example of politics of opportunism,"
Prasad said when his comment was sought on Taslimuddin`s

He predicted that the former Union minister would join
the JD(U).

Brushing aside Taslimuddin`s accusations against the
party chief (Lalu Prasad), RJD Spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said
Prasad had always worked for the uplift of minorities.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 22:03
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