Rashtriya Janata Dal on Monday cast doubt on letters written by its founding member Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, from his hospital bed, barely two days before he took his last breath, drawing angry reactions from the NDA government in Bihar.
Raghuvansh Singh, who died in AIIMS, New Delhi on Sunday, had announced his resignation from the party on Thursday in a handwritten letter to jailed RJD jailed supreme leader Lalu Prasad and followed him with a series of communications the next day. drawing the attention of Prime Minister Nitish Kumar to a number of issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while giving uncertain homage to the ousted leader on Sunday had also referred to Raghuvansh Singh’s letter to the Prime Minister of Bihar where he raised the issue of developing his former country in Lok Sabha, Vaishali.
“I will ask Nitish Kumar to execute the development projects he wrote about in the letter. Let us unite – the state and the Center – to fulfill his wishes,” said Prime Minister Modi.
Mr Kumar, who’s a rival to Mr Prasads and heads Janata Dal (United), told reporters Sunday evening at the assembly premises where Raghuvansh Singh’s body was brought on his way to his native village for cremation, “we have begun to act on the demands of the late Raghuvansh babu.
“Some of the issues raised by him fall within the Center environment and we have referred these to the Union government for appropriate action.”
Among other things, Raghuvansh Singh had sought to extend MGNREGA benefits to the farm sector.
He had also expressed the desire that a large begging bowl believed to have been used by the Buddha, which is currently kept in a museum in volatile Kabul, be returned from the Afghan capital and held in the Vaishali district, where the leader the deceased belonged to him and that is one of the many places identified as part of the “Buddha District”.
A picture by Nitish Kumars, written response to Raghuvansh Singh, written while the latter was still alive, was also shared on the official Twitter account of the Office of the Chiefs of Ministers.
Raghuvansh Singh’s letter to him had surprised Mr. Prasad, who wrote again the same day saying, “I do not believe …. a letter written ostensibly by you is on social media. I, my family and the RJD family we have the party nurse want you to recover quickly “And be among us. You are not going anywhere.”
After hearing about the death of his longtime friend, the RJD chief had posted on Twitter on Sunday, “I just told you the day before yesterday that you are not going anywhere. But you have gone so far. I am speechless, I am you will always be in my memory. “
RJD MLA Bhai Virendra and MLC Subodh Rai sniffed a mouse and claimed that “no person, admitted to the Hospital Intensive Care Unit, can write a letter”.
Raghuvansh Singh was admitted to the AIIMS ICU about a week ago for treatment of complications he had developed after recovering from COVID-19. He was put on a fan late Friday and died less than 48 hours later.
Mr Rai, who claimed to have met Raghuvansh Singh in Patna after his recovery from the coronavirus, said “he was obviously upset about many things he had freely expressed. But he never betrayed any intention to leave the party that “He had fed. The state government is making policy on this issue.”
In particular, Raghuvansh Singh, while undergoing treatment for COVID-19, announced his resignation from the post of national vice-president, confused by reports of a returned mafia politician Rama Singh, from whom he was defeated in Vaishali in Lok 2014 Sabha votes, joining RJD.
Bhai Virendra noted that the letters written to Nitish Kumar were “very numerous and distributed on social media at very short intervals” and claimed the entire episode was directed “a conspiracy by the NDA”.
RJD leaders found support from senior Congress leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh, who had previously been with the Lalu Prasads party.
“I had met Raghuvansh dad just a week back. He was a transparent man and if he had really thought about leaving his party, he would not have tried to hide it. There are some conspiracies on one level,” the leader said. of Congress.
Speculation is rife that the former Union minister, who remained loyal to Lalu Prasad for more than three decades, was made to change his mind by his eldest son Satya Prakash Singh who reportedly resigned from his job. his corporation with the intent to do political immersion.
JD (U) is said to have been discussing a legislative council seat for the veteran son of RJD leaders since his death.
However, the NDA expressed outrage over insinuations from RJD leaders.
“They do not seem to be ashamed. They never cared about his well-being while he was fighting for his life. Singh was proud of his roots in Vaishali, the seat of the world’s first republic, and he raised an issue about it. . “
“RJD is talking nonsense. Even Lalu did not show composure to question the actions of the Raghuvansh Singhs,” said Neeraj Kumar, JD (U) senior leader and state minister for the Department of Information and Public Relations.
BJP state spokesman Nikhil Anand said “Singh was tortured by the smallness of the new generation of RJD leaders. Who can forget Tej Pratap Yadavs’s denigrating remarks. Cursed by its founding member, the party is now on the verge of extinction.”
Mr Yadav, the eldest son of the RJD supremacy, had reacted to Raghuvansh Singh’s exodus by saying “a tear (pot) of water makes no difference in an ocean”.