Nikhil said, “Nitish Kumar is widely hailed as the Vikas Purush under whom Bihar is prospering every day while on the other hand Shahbudin’s record and image is well known to everyone. He should also keep in mind that he is merely out on bail not that his case has been dismissed.” Nitish Kumar is among the top national leaders and definitely among the top chief ministers of India and its very ironical and sad that leaders who are still looking for political identity are commenting about him. Shahbudin is undergoing identity crisis hence using Nitish Kumar’s name as a propaganda tool, Nikhil commented. Nikhil Mandal is the grandson of former Bihar CM B P Mandal who headed the Mandal Commission.
The JD(U) has convened a press conference on Monday afetrnoon at party headquarters where two senior ministers Bijendra Prasad Yadav and Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh will brief the media about decisions taken at the high level meeting on Shahbuddin issue at CM residence.The meeting as attended by Yadav, Lallan and state JD(U) president Bashistha Narain Singh. Advocate general and additional advocate general were also called at the CM house.
The JD (U) will take action against its MLA from Belhar Girdhari Yadav who had welcomed Shahbuddin when he came out of Bhagalpur jail on September 10. He had accompanied Shahbuddin in his vehicle and was present when the former MP from Siwan made anti-Nitish Kumar comments.