Ex-Union minister RCP Singh quits JD(U)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) on Friday sought an explanation from RCP Singh on serious allegations of corruption levelled against him by some workers of the party.

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RCP Singh, an ex-Union minister, resigned from the JD(U) on Saturday, claiming a ‘conspiracy’ by those ‘envious’ of him. This comes just a day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) demanded an explanation from Singh regarding serious allegations of corruption levelled against him by party workers.

The party workers claim that “huge property” was amassed in the name of Singh and his family members between 2013 and 2022.

“You are well aware that our honourable leader (the CM) has worked with a zero-tolerance policy for corruption and has remained untainted throughout his long political career.” “Kushwaha stated in the letter, which included a copy of an unnamed party worker’s written complaint against Singh.

When journalists approached JD(U) parliamentary board president Upendra Kushwaha for comment, he said, “It is not proper to disclose who made the allegations.” However, an explanation is require. Based on his response, the party will determine the next course of action “.

In response to a question, he stated that investigating agencies are “free to take suo moto cognizance of the matter, which they must have learned about through the media.” “. When asked if the development meant the end of the road for the former party president, Kushwaha replied, “that is a political question.” The party is not considering the issue politically “.

RCP Singh resigned from the Union Cabinet earlier this year on Wednesday, a day before the end of their Rajya Sabha term.