Patna: Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan, a.k.a. Pappu Yadav, on Sunday declared he could resign from Parliament over Bihar’s special status category demand.
Pappu said if the Centre did not fulfil Bihar’s demand, he would not hesitate to resign from the Lok Sabha. He attacked governments at the state and Centre, previous included, saying no one took the initiative to get Bihar special status category.
“The UPA and BJP ruled at the Centre for 10 years each. People like Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad were part of the governments at different times. But still, they have failed to get special status category or the special package for Bihar,” Pappu said at his residence in Patna’s Mandiri area. “These people are the culprits of Bihar’s 11 crore people. They all played a pivotal role in the bifurcation of the state, and they are the ones who are ruling Bihar for almost four decades. These four to five leaders literally murdered the youths, farmers and the poor people of Bihar.”
He went on to allege that the ruling and opposition parties were playing politics with the special status tag, keeping in mind the general elections. “I can go to the extent of resigning from the Lok Sabha if Bihar is not granted special status category,” he said.
In the past few weeks, JDU leaders have, too, been raising the demand for special status category.
Pappu announced his party, Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik, will stage a dharna at the district headquarters on June 5, a railway blockade on June 10 and a Bihar bandh on June 25 over the demand for special status, and in protest against the law and order situation in the state. Attacking the Nitish Kumar government, Pappu said law and order has completely collapsed in Bihar and women were living in fear of being raped.
Courtesy: The Telegraph