New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the ongoing rift between the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Janata Dal (United) over Mohammad Shahabuddin’s comment on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the people of Bihar are suffering due to the ‘jungle raj’ of the grand alliance.
“The issue between the JD (U) and the RJD and Nitish Kumar being upset, the ‘jungle raj’ has definitely come in Bihar after the way Shahabuddin has been released. But at the same time, there is a mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) for the development and good governance of Bihar. There is a jungle raj there itself because the RJD is accusing JD (U) and the JD (U) is accusing RJD. Both the partners are fighting as if it is a free for all in Bihar,” BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI.
Singh said the people of Bihar are the sufferers because they are not getting good governance.
After being released from jail, Shahabuddin had last week said that Nitish Kumar became the Bihar Chief Minister due to “circumstances”.
However, Nitish responded saying that he had been chosen by the people of Bihar and he ‘did not care’ about the comments made by anyone else.
Shahabuddin had been sent to jail in November 2005 in connection with the murder of Rajiv Ranjan, a prime witness in the murder of his two brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj. The brothers had been murdered in Siwan in August 2004.