Resentment in JD(U) Camp after Resignations
PATNA : Resentment continues to grow within the Janata Dal (United) after the resignation of State Science and Technology Minister Gautam Singh and party spokesman Neeraj Kumar. But this time, it is party MLA Izhar Ahmed who quit from the state executive of the party.
While Gautam was reportedly pressurised to resign as he had worked for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate from Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat Prabhunath Singh in the recent polls, Neeraj has resigned in protest against the induction of defectors as ministers.
On Monday, he said those who had humiliated the party leaders have been made ministers while the dedicated party workers like him had been overlooked. Ahmed also gave the similar argument.
He was an Lok Janshakti Party MLA before the 2010 Assembly elections, but joined the JD(U) and was hoping to get the ministerial berth this time.
But Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi chose to induct Jawaid Eqbal Ansari, who defected from the RJD recently and Naushad Alam as ministers.
Izhar was ignored notwithstanding the fact that his association with the party is much longer than the other two Muslim leaders, who were made ministers.
Another JD(U) MLA Ajit Kumar has also threatened to quit from the state executive.
A day after the induction of new ministers in Bihar Cabinet, over a dozen disgruntled JD(U) MLAs held a meeting at the residence of party MLA to protest against the inclusion of turncoats ignoring party’s committed legislators.
Gyanu, who is also head of the party disciplinary committee, has released letters to party national president Sharad Yadav and state president Basistha Narayan Singh recommending expulsion of close aides of Nitish -- Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan and RCP Singh along with Lallan Saraf and Sanjay Singh -- for working against the party interest in the Lok Sabha polls.