Patna: RCP Singh announced to resign from JDU, will form his own party

Patna| After being accused of corruption, former President of Janata Dal United (JDU) and former Union Minister RCP Singh announced his resignation from JDU. At the same time, he talked about forming his own party. He said that an attempt was made to malign my image. It should be noted that on the serious allegations
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Patna: RCP Singh announced to resign from JDU, will form his own party


Patna| After being accused of corruption, former President of Janata Dal United (JDU) and former Union Minister RCP Singh announced his resignation from JDU. At the same time, he talked about forming his own party.

He said that an attempt was made to malign my image. It should be noted that on the serious allegations of corruption leveled by some party workers, he sought an explanation from his former national president RCP Singh. Party’s state president Umesh Singh Kushwaha has sought an answer from him.

It may be noted that RCP Singh’s term of Rajya Sabha ended recently but the party did not send him to the House again. Kushwaha wrote in the letter that you are well aware that our honorable Chief Minister is working with the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption and he has been spotless in his long political career.

A complaint made against Singh by unknown party workers has also been attached with the letter. JD(U) activists have alleged that huge assets were acquired between 2013 and 2022 in the name of Singh and his family members.

Singh, a former Uttar Pradesh cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, had won Nitish Kumar’s trust while on central deputation in the late 1990s, when Kumar was a Union minister.

Singh took voluntary retirement in 2010 to join politics. Singh had served as principal secretary during Kumar’s first five years as chief minister. Later, Singh’s dominance in the JD(U) increased, which can be understood from the fact that he was sent to the Rajya Sabha twice in a row. Singh was made the national president of JD(U) after Kumar.

Subsequently, Singh was made a minister at the Center last year, which Kumar is believed to have disagreed with as he disagreed with the BJP’s policy of giving symbolic representation to alliance partners in the Union Cabinet.

The Bihar Chief Minister’s unhappiness soon became apparent when Singh was asked to step down as party chief. His refusal to serve another term in the Rajya Sabha also led to the loss of his ministerial berth and the ouster of leaders considered close to him in the party.

On the other hand, the alliance partner BJP in the state has given a mediocre response. BJP spokesperson Arvind Kumar Singh said in a statement that this is an internal matter of JDU. The allegations against respected RCP Singh ji are the subject of investigation. But we should also listen to what he has to say in response.

Jagdanand Singh, the state president of the main opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal, said that the people of Bihar deserve an answer from JD(U) as to how this person kept doing all this for so long.

If their misdeeds had the tacit approval of their masters, then it is reprehensible. If he did this by keeping the high officials in the dark, then it raises the question of his wisdom.