Tejashwi cites ADR report to get back at Nitish
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday mounted a scathing attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for including "tainted" people in his ministry after breaking the Grand Alliance despite his public protestations about zero tolerance to corruption.
Seizing upon a survey which claimed 75% of ministers in the new Nitish Kumar government had criminal cases pending against them, Tejashwi, leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly, said the CBI FIR against him was merely an "excuse" for the JD(U) chief to walk out of the alliance. "Nitish Kumar used a CBI FIR against me as an excuse to break the Grand Alliance as he had an understanding with the BJP from the very beginning and was moving step-by-step to form a coalition government," Yadav, son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said.
Yadav, who was Kumar's deputy in the previous government, demanded, tongue in cheek, that the new government enact a law to bar all people against whom FIRs have been registered from contesting elections. He said both Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi were "tainted" as cases were pending