Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will file a defamation suit against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi for her alleged abusive remarks against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and state JD-U chief Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh, party leaders said in Patna on Saturday.
A JD-U leader said that Lalan Singh would file a criminal case against Rabri Devi for her abusive remarks against the JD-U leaders at a public meeting in Saran district last Saturday. Her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad is a candidate for the Lok Sabha from the seat.
"Singh has made up his mind to register a case against Rabri Devi next week," the leader said.
The chief minister had said last week that the JD-U would file a defamation suit against Rabri Devi. The party had also demanded that the Election Commission take stern action against the RJD leader for her remarks, which it said had violated the model code of conduct.
In its complaint, the JD-U demanded that the poll panel should disallow the former chief minister from campaigning.