Estranged Nitish Kumar aide RCP Singh quits JD(U) amid corruption allegations | India News
NEW DELHI: Former National President JD (U) RCP Singh on Saturday he quit the party amid allegations of corruption against him and reports of a growing rift with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
This happened shortly after the group was looking for an explanation from him about the accusations of amassing a huge fortune.
“You are well aware that our esteemed leader (CM) has worked with a zero-tolerance policy against corruption and he has remained untouched in his long political career,” said Director Bihar JD (U) Umesh Singh Kushwaha said in a letter to Singh, attached a copy of the complaint filed against Singh by unnamed party workers.
JD(U) workers alleged that “huge fortune” had been accumulated between 2013 and 2022 in the name of Singh and members of his family.
Singh for his part accused “conspiracy” by those who were jealous of him.
“It is inappropriate to disclose who made the allegations,” said Upendra Kushwaha, chair of the parliamentary assembly. But looking for an explanation is in order. ”
RCP Singh accepted the nomination as a minister at the Centre, purportedly against Nitish Kumar’s wishes. He was recently rejected by Bihar for another term in the Rajya Sabha, causing him to lose his Cabinet post.
A former Uttar Pradesh IAS officer, Singh won the trust of Nitish Kumar while in a central position in the late 1990s when his political mentor was a union minister. Singh brought VRS in 2010 to enter politics.
Singh, who was Kumar’s chief secretary during his first five years as head, is considered the de facto blue-eyed boy of leader JD (U) and has steadily risen in stature within the party that considers him are two back terms in Rajya Sabha.
BJP has defended in its response to the developments, calling it a JD(U) internal matter.
However, Bihar’s main opposition party, RJD, directly took out JD (U).
“The people of Bihar deserve an answer from JD (U) on how long this man has been a free agent. It’s a poor reflection of their wisdom,” the owner said. said President Jagadanand Singh of the state RJD.