RJD legislators boycott commonwealth parliamentary summit over Modi’s remarks

RJD legislators boycott commonwealth parliamentary summit over Modi’s remarks

PATNA: RJD legislators today boycotted the sixth India region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference angry at Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi taking an indirect jibe at party chief Lalu Prasad.

More than 100 delegates from 52 countries are participating in the conference being held for the first time in Bihar.

Modi in his address said that the four former chief ministers of the country are in jail on corruption charges.

The oblique reference to the RJD present Prasad, a former Bihar chief minister who too is currently in jail in a corruption case, left the party legislators angry.

The agitated RJD legislators later created ruckus in the conference and shouted slogans against both chief minister and the deputy minister.

They boycotted the event after Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who was present in the program, requested the RJD members to keep silent or leave the room.

Bihar opposition leader Tejahswi Yadav blamed Modi for “defaming” the conference through his “political speeches”.

“Modi should have also told the conference how Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar himself has a murder case pending against him in the court and that he has been convicted for plagiarism,” Tejashwi tweeted today.

He also wondered over the way chief minister Nitish Kumar who “insulted” the people’s mandate graced the occasion.

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