CM defends Uday Narayan Chaudhary as party goes on defensive
Patna,(BiharTimes): After the Janata Dal (United)’s candidate from Jamui, Uday Narayan Chaudhary, it is the turn of the chief minister Nitish Kumar, who strongly denied that the former has any link with the Maoists.
Addressing an election rally at Jhajha in Jamui constituency on Friday he sees a big conspiracy in the intelligence report, which said that Chaudhary had given money to the Maoists to secure victory in the election.
As the pressure mounts on Chaudhary the former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi also accused the state government of being soft towards the Maoists. Incidentally, Modi and 10 other ministers were in the Nitish cabinet for seven and a half years. Then they used to consistently deny that the state government is soft towards the Maoists, even though such allegations of Maoists link of Chaudhary has repeatedly been made in the past too.
However, the latest allegations have put the Janata Dal (United) on the defensive as the accusation has been made against none other but a man who is also the speaker of the state Assembly.
The intelligence report, submitted to the Home Ministry, suggested that Chaudhary had recently contacted a senior Maoist leader in Jamui and persuaded him to support the JD (U) in elections.
However, state JD (U) president, Vashistha Narayan Singh, tried to downplay the issue by stating that there are many intelligence reports submitted to the Home Ministry and this does not mean that every report is true. There are several loop-holes in the system.
Meanwhile, Chaudhary once again denied his links with the Maoists.