Former bureaucrat and BJP MP from Ara on Saturday alleged exchange of money in ticket distribution for the Bihar assembly election by some state party leaders and criticised the saffron party unit in Bihar for denying tickets to rightful candidates.
Singh reportedly targeted former deputy CM and a frontrunner among BJP’s CM aspirants Sushil Kumar Modi and said, “Popular sitting MLAs are denied tickets and criminals are being given the tickets. No wonder party workers are enraged in Bihar.” A number of senior leaders quit party posts or have protested in other ways against denial of ticket from the BJP.
“What is the difference between you (BJP) and Lalu Prasad if you give tickets to criminals?” Singh asked. He further accused the state unit of not doing justice to people of Bihar by giving the tickets to the criminals. “If people believe that your government will provide good governance, then you should act in same way. What good governance will you deliver this way? People would vote for the clean image candidates than that of the criminals,” he added.
Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly will be held in five phases between October 12 and November 5 and counting of votes will take place on November 8. The term of the current Bihar State Assembly expires on November 29.