Patna: Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi’s claim Prashant Kishor had met her husband Lalu Yadav as an emissary of Nitish Kumar with the offer of a political realignment on Saturday drew an angry rebuttal from the strategist-turned-politician who challenged the jailed RJD president for a debate, in full media glare, over the episode. The ex-CM, who is also the RJDs national vice-president, stuck to her guns and challenged Kishor, who now holds the same post in JD(U) the party headed by the CM to seek permission from jail authorities in Ranchi and slug it out with her imprisoned husband, who is serving sentences in fodder scam cases.
Those convicted or facing charges of abuse of public office and misappropriation of funds are claiming to be the custodians of truth, Kishor who joined the JD(U) less than a year ago-remarked in a tweet. In the remaining half of the tweet he said in Hindi “@laluprasadrjd ji may sit with me at a time of his choice. It will be known to all what transpired between us and what offer was made from either side.” Kishor’s outbursts came a day after Rabri Devi said after having dumped the RJD-Cong combine and returned to the NDA in July, 2017 Nitish Kumar again had second thoughts and sent Prashant Kishor five times to residences allotted to her and, previously, to her younger son Tejashwi Yadav.
Veil remark: Ex-CM reacts sharply
Patna: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, who is contesting LS election from Buxar seat in Bihar, on Saturday kicked up a storm by wrongly advising RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s wife and ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi to remain in veil. “Rabri Devi is my sister-in-law, she should remain in veil,” Choubey said in Sitamarhi. Rabri reacted: “Choubeji, why (do) you hate women in veil and why are you afraid of veiled women? Is it what women empowerment lessons of PM Narendra Modi teach?” she said.