Patna: Things seem to be worsening for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar ahead of the Assembly polls as a party MLA also came in front of media alleging on Sunday that his party was selling tickets for the upcoming elections. He is the second party leader to make the claim after MP RK Singh.
“I substantiate RK Singh’s charge that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sold tickets to criminals as I have been denied a ticket from Raghunathpur assembly seat and replaced by Manoj Singh,” alleged Vikram Kunwar, sitting MLA.
The statement might have already caused a severe damage to party’s image ahead of the Assembly polls but the BJP, in its defence has rubbished the claims saying that it is just a cheap trick played by rival parties ahead of the polls.
Another BJP leader and former minister Chandramohan Rai also blamed the party on September 27, of “selling” tickets to criminals.
Politicizing the internal issue of BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “There must be some truth in it since it has come from Singh,” adding, “While on one side there is unity, on the other side there are fights, troubles and differences. An MP of the BJP has openly accused the party on how tickets are being distributed by the BJP, thereby exposing the true colours of the BJP.”
Claiming that he is still a loyal member of the party, an angry Kunwar said that he isn’t going to campaign for BJP even if he is asked to do so.
Nitish Kumar, taking full advantage of the situation, alleged that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre would surely abolish the OBC, SC and ST reservation if they come to power in Bihar.