Soon after Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday evening, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav came out all guns blazing and made public a "murder case" against the Janata Dal(United) chief. Lalu flashed some papers alleging Nitish Kumar was facing a murder case dating back to 1991.
“Nitish Kumar knew that he is accused of section 302, one of India’s CMs is main accused in murder and arms case,’ said Yadav.
Taking a dig at Kumar, Lalu said, "This is the report card of our zero-tolerance leader and my younger brother." He said that cognizance has also been taken against Nitish in the case.
Lalu said Nitish himself has provided the details about the case in the affidavit that he filed for MLC election.
The case dates back to Lok Sabha elections in 1991 when a Congress worker was killed during the polling in Barh town in Bihar. It was alleged that Nitish himself had shot and killed Congress worker Sitaram Singh.
According to the affidavit, the case was filed under IPC sections 147 (Punishment for rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (Punishment for murder), 307 (Attempt to murder), and Section 27 in Arms Act. The case is pending before a court.