Patna,(BiharTimes): Hitting back at Nitish Kumar’s tweet taunting him, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday tweeted “Bihar ke ‘thesis chor’ desh bhakt mukhya mantri bataye ki unhone 20 hazaar rupaiya cheque mein diya, RTGS kiya athwa cash mein ada kiya (The patriotic Bihar CM, accused of stealing a thesis, should tell whether he paid the penalty of Rs 20,000 by cheque, RTGS or cash),” the.
Lalu was referring to a Delhi High Court judgment passed four months back had dismissed Nitish’s plea to delete his name as a defendant from a lawsuit on copyright violation, filed by a former JNU scholar, and imposed a cost of Rs 20,000 on him.
As reported in the lawsuit, the former JNU researcher Atul Singh had alleged that a book published by the Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), through its Member Secretary Shaibal Gupta, and endorsed by Nitish Kumar, was a plagiarised version of his research work.
Lalu’s tweet did not stop there. He further writes:
“Bihar mein desh ka eklauta aisa swayam ghoshit desh bhakt mukhya mantri hain jis par jaghanya hatya ka sangeen aarop hain. Kya desh ke kisi aur mukhya mantri par nirmam hatya ka case aur aise case ko chipane ka sahas hai. (Bihar has the only self-proclaimed patriotic chief minister who is facing a murder charge. Is there any other CM who has been accused of murder and does any other CM have the courage to hide such a case).”
his no holds barred attack.
Thus he referred to the figuring of Nitish’s name in a murder case of a Congress leader in Barh in 1991 during the Lok Sabha election.