Updated February 14th, 2024 at 08:50 IST
Breaking: Bihar JDU MLA Bima Bharati's Husband Arrested Under Arms Act
JDU MLA Bima Bharati’s husband was arrested by the Bihar police on allegations of being in possession of an illegal weapon.
Patna: The political chaos in Bihar doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon, even after the Nitish Kumar-led state government successfully sailed past the floor test on Monday. In the latest development, JDU MLA Bima Bharati’s husband was arrested by the Bihar police on allegations of being in possession of an illegal weapon. The MLA’s husband, identified as Awadhesh Mandal, was arrested on Monday and sent to jail.
This has come up after a few Janata Dal United (JDU) MLAs alleged that the leaders from the RJD offered them Rs 10 crore each to join them ahead of the floor test. Now, with the fresh development, the political temperature in Bihar has surged many fold.
JDU MLA filed complaint
It was being alleged that the action was taken to put pressure on JDU MLA Bima Bharati, who was considered to be one of the five JDU legislators, with whom the party was not able to connect in the last 2-3 days. It was being speculated that Bharati along with party MLA Manoj Yadav, Sudarshan, Dr Sanjeev and Dilip Rai, could join Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ahead of the floor test.
However, just before the crucial floor test in the Bihar Assembly, the JDU traced four of its MLAs on Monday. Apart from the JDU, 3 of BJP MLAs also went missing.
Meanwhile, JDU MLA Sudhanshu Shekhar has reportedly lodged an FIR alleging abduction and luring of MLAs with Rs 10 crore against RJD MLAs in Bihar. In his complaint, Shekhar alleged, saying, “I received a call on February 9 from Ranjit Kumar who offered me Rs 10 crore for joining the Mahagathbandhan.” He also claimed that he was offered a ministerial position as well, in case the RJD-led government came into existence in the state.
He even alleged that a person named Akhilesh, who claimed to be a close aide of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on February 10 called him asking him to join their alliance.
Not only this, Shekhar also claimed that in the month of January, a man from Hilsa met his party MLA Krishna Murari Sharan to vote in favour of the RJD during the trust vote on February 12 in return with a ministerial post or money.
The JDU leader also made allegations against the RJD of threatening and luring JDU MLA Niranjan Kumar Mehta to vote in their favour, while expressing his suspicion against one of his party MLA.
Asserting that the entire episode was a major conspiracy by the opposition party, Sudhanshu Shekhar stated that he was informed that his party MLA Bima Bharati, MLA Dilip Rai were abducted in order to force them to vote against during trust vote.
Published February 12th, 2024 at 22:48 IST