Sunday, September 27, 2015

#BJP is selling seats to criminals in #Bihar : #Nitish Kumar

A BJP legislator in Bihar on Sunday said that the party had "sold ticket" to jailed former parliamentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin's shooter Manoj Singh for Rs.2 crore.

"The BJP denied a ticket to me, a sitting legislator, but sold the ticket to Shahabuddin's shooter Manoj for Rs.2 crore," said Vikram Kunwar, the BJP legislator from Raghunathpur assembly segment in Siwan district.

Kunwar's claim comes a day after BJP parliamentarian R.K. Singh caused embarrassment to the party by accusing it of giving tickets for the Bihar assembly polls in return for money.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today called BJP "a party of opportunists."

"A BJP MP has openly declared how tickets are being given in their party. We are not saying it.  They are themselves saying it.  We don't even need to say anything. The true colours of the BJP have been exposed. It's just a coalition of opportunists," Mr Kumar said at a rally in Naughaccia in north Bihar.

Yesterday, RK Singh of the BJP, also former Home Secretary, alleged that money has changed hands for tickets.

"They are giving tickets to criminals. How will they give a clean government? This is injustice to the people of Bihar. Some people have sold tickets to criminals. Many BJP workers are angry over seat distribution," Mr Singh said in Patna yesterday.

R.K. Singh, who joined the BJP ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, also expressed displeasure over denial of BJP tickets to rightful candidates.