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I see Shahabuddin carrying Nitish's legacy forward, says Giriraj Singh

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 13:47 IST
New Delhi [India], Sept. 10 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh on Saturday sarcastically said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's government would now get the help of former RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) MP Shahabuddin in carrying forward his agenda.

"Now, it looks like he (Shahabuddin) will take forward the ideas and governance of Nitish Kumar. Looks like he will support Nitish Kumar to carry forward his programmes. On the one hand Shahabuddin is released from jail, and on the other, Nitish Kumar is charging Anant Singh under CCA ( Crime Control Act). This is important in itself. My good wishes to him and I hope, he will assist in extending the agenda of Nitish to the public," Singh told ANI.

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Pappu Singh asserted that Shahabuddin is not the agenda of the Bihar and added that his imprisonment was the result of his own actions.

He also rejected Shahabuddin statement that Nitish had become a minister by "circumstance."

"Who has not been a minister of circumstances in this country. People like Sardar Patel and Lal Bahadur Shastri use to be thoughtful leaders. Now there is no thoughtful leader in this country," Singh said.

Singh comment came shortly after Mohammad Shahabuddin, was released on bail from a jail in Bihar this morning after being in prison for eleven years.

"My leader is Lalu Yadav," said Shahabuddin and dismissed Nitish Kumar as a "chief minister of circumstance."

He had been sent to jail in November 2005 in connection with the murder of Rajiv Ranjan, a prime witness in the murder of his two brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj. The brothers had been murdered in Siwan in August 2004. (ANI)