After the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, the uprising inside the RJD continues. Meanwhile, the daughter of the National President of the party Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rajya Sabha Member Misa Bharti withdrew the approval of projects worth Rs 15 crores from their MP fund immediately after the defeat of Pataliputra seat in the recent Lok Sabha elections. According to reports in a part of the media, Misa Bharti, who was elected as the Rajya Sabha MP in July 2016, did not use her MP fund in her early years of her tenure. For a Member of Parliament to undertake development work in his constituency, every year Rs 5 crores are allocated under the MP fund scheme.
According to reports, before the general elections, Misa had given the above amount to the development work in Patna’s rural area under Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency, which has now been withdrawn. Misa Bharti defeated BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav in the recent Lok Sabha elections. An official of the Planning Department said on condition of anonymity of his name that due to the sudden decision, he has been in trouble. About Rs. 6 crores was sanctioned for projects. Now we have to spend time and energy on a lot of paperwork.
However, RJD spokesman Mrityunjay Tiwari said that he is not fully aware of this, so he can not say anything in this matter. BJP state spokesperson Sanjay Singh ‘Tiger’ said that this leads to a very wrong message among the people. Discrimination is undemocratic on the basis of whether people of any particular area have voted for you. JD State Spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan Prasad said that it is against democratic traditions. An elected representative also represents those whose votes do not get him.
Due to electoral defeat, it is inappropriate to withdraw projects. RJD’s ally Congress legislator Prem Chandra Mishra also rejected the decision of Misa Bharti and said that once the project is approved it should be implemented after it has been approved. It is not advisable to withdraw the approval.