The troubles of the Bihar Congress do not seem to be coming to an end. On the one hand, the possibility of the opposition coalition losing its majority is being blamed on it, on the other hand the speculation of the party’s breakdown has also gained momentum. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has met Governor Fagu Chauhan and submitted his resignation.
There was a lot of uproar in the meeting of the newly elected Legislature Party of Bihar Congress. During the meeting held in the Congress office Supporters of two MLAs Clashed with each other. The dispute started with the demand to make Siddharth Sharma, the MLA elected from Vikram, the leader of the legislative party. Sharma and another party MLA Vijay Shankar Dubey’s supporters got into a scuffle on this issue.
This meeting of the Legislative Party was held at Sadakat Ashram, the state office of Congress in Patna, capital of Bihar. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Chairman of Screening Committee Avinash Pandey were also present during the meeting. Despite this, the Congress cadres have abused and beat each other. The controversy escalated when supporters of MLA Siddharth Sharma sent MLA Vijay Shankar Dubey from Maharajganj. The thief said After this, activists of the other party erupted and in the middle of the meeting, abuses and scuffles started.
#WATCH | Bihar: A ruckus erupted at Congress office in Patna during Congress Legislative Party meeting (CLP) today; Chhattisgarh CM & party leader Bhupesh Baghel was also present. pic.twitter.com/B2DQBHkezC
– ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2020
Some of the uproar activists also said that MLA Vijay Shankar Dubey had sold the Congress party’s land, so such a leader should not be made the leader of the legislature party. On the other hand, in response to these allegations, MLA Vijay Shankar Dubey said that it is not possible to sell the land of any such person. The court ruled in favor of the Rajendra Smarak Committee, the Congress party fought the case for about 10 to 15 years. Whatever happened in the end as per the court order, keeping these things in mind, all the allegations made are baseless.
The Congress contested a total of 70 seats under the Grand Alliance, out of which the party won only 19 seats. Won was. In its first year of 2015 assembly elections, Congress won 27 seats.
Manohar Prasad and Abidur Rahman were absent from the meeting of the newly elected MLAs. When asked in this regard, Bihar Congress President Madan Mohan Jha said that he did not know about the grappling that took place during the meeting. He dismissed speculations about Prasad and Rahman’s absence. Jha said that Rahman was not well and Prasad had met him a day earlier.
I am not aware of ruckus, I will take cognizance of the matter. There is no big deal in two MLAs not attending the CLP meeting today, Abidur Rahman is unwell & Manohar Prasad did meet us yesterday, today he did not come: Madan Mohan Jha, Bihar Congress President https://t.co/92OSj55hlw pic.twitter.com/96a8ZAOb2Q
– ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2020
The news of the breakup in the Congress has received a boost from the offer of Jeetan Ram Manjhi, President of Hindustani Awam Morcha (WE). Manjhi offered the newly elected Congress MLAs to the NDA. Significantly, in 2017, when Nitish Kumar broke away from the Grand Alliance, there was a breakdown in Bihar Congress. Ashok Chaudhary, who was the state president of the Congress at that time, also changed his face.