Patna: RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwari on Wednesday pulled up the Nitish Kumar government, citing how the Supreme Court had blasted it over funding an NGO without checking its credentials.
The RJD leader accused chief minister Nitish Kumar of being fully aware of sexual exploitation of minors going on at the shelter home and of keeping quiet because of vested interests. He claimed that Nitish will soon go to jail for the Muzaffapur incident in which 34 minor girls were raped at a government-funded shelter home.
“The Supreme Court’s comment on the Muzaffarpur incident is very shameful for Nitish as well as the state government,” Tiwari told journalists at the RJD party office.
“The apex court said the government provided funds to the NGO without checking credentials. It is akin to the state government financing NGOs for sexual exploitation. Nitish should die after hearing such comments from the Supreme Court.”
Tiwari claimed Nitish had a long association with Brajesh Thakur and said his nine NGOs received maximum funding during Nitish’s regime. He asked Nitish to reveal how much advertisement Thakur’s newspaper was getting before and after Nitish became chief minister.
“Nitish lacks human sentiments. He was fully aware of the exploitation of minors but kept quiet,” Tiwari said. “You can understand how inhuman he is from the fact that he has not met the minors even once. I remember he had not visited Chhapra when many children died in the midday meal incident there. He can do anything to save his chair.”
He demanded that Nitish resign on moral grounds.
“Next time he says power does not matter to him, please tell him that he is the most greedy chief minister, who always thinks about being in power. I’m sure that in the coming days, he will also go to jail in the Muzaffapur incident,” Tiwari said. Any other chief minister in his place would have quit long ago, he added.
State RJD chief Ram Chandra Purbey said his party would not soften its position on the issue until Nitish resigns. “The chief minister cannot escape responsibility of the heinous crime by taking Manju Verma’s resignation. He must himself resign, taking moral responsibility,” Purbey said.
The JDU attacked Shivanand for his statement, even calling him an old dog. “Only, he knows how he has been insulted by Lalu Prasad’s family members but he goes to his house after his morning walk every day,” JDU chief spokesperson Sanjay Singh said.
“He has become an old dog and we do not expect much from him. He is Natwarwal and when Natwarlal dies his soul entered Shivanand Tiwari’s body. He was never a leader and always followed others to remain alive in politics,” he added.
Courtesy: The Telegraph