Patna: JDU national secretary general K.C. Tyagi on Sunday said the chief minister will not resign at any cost, his remarks coming against the backdrop of the Opposition demanding Nitish Kumar’s scalp over the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
Tyagi said the RJD is making such demands so that Jungle Raj (a reference to the Lalu-Rabri days) could once return to Bihar which Nitish will never allow.
“Nitish Kumar ji will not resign at any cost. Why should he resign? Whatever were the demands of the Opposition, Nitishji has fulfilled all. They demanded a CBI probe (into the Balika Grih case), the chief minister recommended it and the CBI has taken over the case. The Opposition demanded supervision of a high court judge in the case that too was followed. The Supreme Court took cognisance, we accepted that too. Now what is this drama all about? Action is being taken against Brajesh Thakur and the accused have been arrested. Now what does the Opposition want?” Tyagi told The Telegraph over phone from New Delhi.
Ever since the Muzaffapur incident came into light, the RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha Secular and the Left have been demanding the resignations of Nitish and social welfare department minister Manju Verma.
To express anger against the Nitish government, Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav organised a bicycle march from Gaya and before that he also visited Muzaffarpur Balika Grih to take stock of the ground realities.
The former Rajya Sabha member said Nitish never tried to protect any accused in the case and even publicly declared that no one would be spared if involved in the heinous crime.
“The Opposition wants him to resign so that once again the Jungle Raj could return to Bihar. They want his resignation because the liquor and sand mafia could rule the state,” Tyagi said.
He also took digs at the “Opposition unity” exhibited in New Delhi in which several leaders from the non-ruling parties took part in a dharna and candlelight march organised by the RJD. He alleged that the Opposition is using the shelter home rape as a tool for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
“It was not the unity of the Opposition to show their solidarity towards the incident but an election gathering. It was not unity to seek justice to the minors, there were slogans of Tejashwi and Rahul Gandhi zindabad.
“The scenario should have been sad but it was jubilant. Kejriwal left without seeing the face of Rahul Gandhi, Dinesh Trivedi did not shake hands with Sitaram Yechury. It was an election rally. Why did the leaders raise their hands in the air to show solidarity? They were laughing. It proves they want to use the rape incident as a tool for the 2019 election which is inhuman,” Tyagi said.
Courtesy: The Telegraph