Reacting to reports of thirteen MLA's of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) breaking away from the party, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday said that Bihar Chief Minster Nitish Kumar had conspired to break his party.
"Nitish Kumar has gone mad after divorcing with Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP). He has conspired along with speaker to break the party. In fact, this conspiracy could be compared with America's Watergates scandal," said Yadav.
"I have brought some papers to prove it. The person with whom he had planned the conspiracy was working under me, and now Nitish has made him a speaker," he said.
"Both the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the BJP are conspiring to split my party, but I will not let them to be successful in their motives. I have a meeting today with all the party members and I am going to expose them in front of nation," he added.
In a major setback to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), thirteen MLA's of the party announced their decision to break away from the party yesterday.
However, an hour later the party was able to get back five MLA's back to its fold, after the revolt led by RJD MLA Samrat Choudhary.
Earlier, the 13 MLA's met Bihar Assembly speaker Uday Narain and sought to be recognized as a separate group. The request was immediately accepted by the Speaker.
"There have been efforts to trample RJD since three months. Only Nitish Kumar is in the situation to protect secularism in Bihar," said Choudhary.
Another rebel RJD MLA Javed Ansari said, "Nitish Kumar has proved himself today. A person, who can decline the BJP's support and weaken his party for the issue of secularism, must be serious towards secularism. Lalu is now fighting for Congress, instead of carrying on his fight for secularism. We are here to strengthen the Chief Minister."