5 Apr :Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Sunday demanded from the Election Commission stern action against opposition leader Rabri Devi for her abusive remarks allegedly at an election meeting against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and state JD-U chief Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh.
In its complaint against Rabri Devi, the JD-U demanded that the poll panel should disallow the former chief minister to campaign.
The JD-U said her insulting remarks against Nitish Kumar and Lallan Singh were in violation of the code of conduct for elections.
Railways Minister Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi Saturday used unparliamentary language against the chief minister and the JD-U president reportedly at an election campaign meeting for Saran Lok Sabha seat. Her husband is the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate from Saran.
"We demanded the commission to cancel her legislature membership and that she should not be allowed to contest next assembly elections for her abusive remarks," said JD-U spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari. Tiwari was leading the party delegation to submit a memorandum to the poll panel here.
Tiwari said never before has a political leader used such foul language in public meeting. "JD-U is serious about it and will expose her and the RJD."
Unhappy over her remarks, Nitish Kumar said the JD-U will file a defamation suit against her.