- NDA ally join Jitan Ram Manjhi in seeking probe in Ram Vilas Paswan’s death
- Ram Vilas Paswan died on the 8th of October from a prolonged illness
- The 38 year old was furious after such requests were made
The ally of the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, Jitan Ram Manjhi has targeted Chirag Paswan with questions over the death of his father, and has taken the issue to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ram Vilas Paswan, who died on the 8th of October after a prolonged illness, was also a minister in PM Modi’s cabinet.
In the letter to the Prime Minister of India, Manjhi seeks a judicial investigation into the death of late 74 year old Ram Vilas Paswan and also questioned the conduct of his 38 year old son Chirag Paswan citing a video clip which showed him preparing to record a speech standing next to Ram Vilas Paswan’s photo.
The opposition parties have targeted him over it, which has drawn furious reactions from the 38-year-old leader. However, with Mr Paswan pitting himself firmly against Nitish Kumar in the ongoing state elections, the allies of the Bharatiya Janata Party have also joined in and Jitan Ram Manjhi has escalated the issue.
The letter read, “The nation is in shock due to Ram Vilas Paswan’s death but LJP chief Chirag Paswan was seen smiling during shooting videos the day after the last rites. He was talking about the shooting, due to which several questions are being raised by some section of Ram Vilas’s admirers and relatives,” according to news agency ANI.
The letter also said, “On whose directions, the hospital where Ram Vilas Paswan was admitted, did not release medical bulletins? On whose directions, only three people were allowed to meet Ram Vilas Paswan at the hospital?”.
The 38 year old leader Chirag Paswan responded with a question of his own
Quoted by the news agency ANI, Chirag Paswan asked, “Why didn’t he (Jitan Ram Manjhi) show so much concern about him (Ram Vilas Paswan) when he was hospitalised? Everyone is playing politics over a dead person now, why no one bothered to visit him when he was alive?”.
“I have told Manjhi-Ji about my father’s serious condition over phone, yet he never came to see my ailing father,” said Chirag Paswan, who has accused Nitish Kumar of lack of concern on this issue.
He added, “Those who’re talking such things about a son should be ashamed of themselves,”.
To the remarks from the opposition parties saying he was “not sad enough” when he talked about his father, Chirag Paswan said that he does not need to prove his grief to anyone.
The 38-year-old said, hitting the Chief Minister, that he never expected the Chief of Janata Dal (United) also known as JDU, to stoop so low.