Opposition MPs should resign in protest against the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, RJD MLA Bhai Virendra says. He wants Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to lead the opposition at the national level.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Bhai Virendra appealed to MPs of non-BJP parties in protest against the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to ‘lead the nation’ in the fight against the ‘threat to democracy’.
Rahul Gandhi was recently disqualified from Lok Sabha as a MP after he was convicted by a Surat court and sentenced to a 2 year jail term in a defamation case.
“I have appealed to all MPs from the opposition to resign and fight the battle against the government on the street. The MPs need to take this step to save democracy,” Bhai Virendra said.
The RJD MLA also urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to lead the opposition fight against the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The MLA, who is also his party’s chief spokesperson, made the remark at a function to mark the birth anniversary of veteran leader and former Union minister Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav, reported news agency PTI.
“I have urged all the opposition leaders to come together to fight the BJP and Nitish Kumar should lead the opposition fight against the BJP in 2024”, he said.
The RJD MLA also extended support to Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and claimed that he was being targeted by the BJP through investigating agencies as part of a witch hunt.
‘WHAT HAPPENED TO RaGa NOT THE END’
“In my view, what has happened to Rahul Gandhi is not the end. It could just be the beginning. My leader (Deputy CM) Tejashwi Yadav is already facing persecution. I may be the next in line. It is high time, therefore, that the entire opposition plunged into the fight against the threat to democracy,” he said.
“All opposition MPs could make a beginning by resigning (their membership of Parliament). And thereafter, may our chief minister lead the nation in the fight,” added Virendra.
Congress workers also staged a seven-hour-long demonstration at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna. They alleged their leader had paid the price for raising the allegations of corporate fraud against the Adani Group.
Interestingly, CM Nitish Kumar has remained silent on the Rahul Gandhi controversy which has come as a surprise to many. The JDU, too, distanced itself from the demonstration that took place inside the assembly in support of Rahul Gandhi.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh, however, said that opposition unity against BJP was not possible as all the regional satraps had their own personal ambitions and they would never come together. Giriraj Singh reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would return to power in 2024 with a more thumping majority.
Courtesy India Today