Peeved over its National General Secretary, Shyam Rajak, quitting the party, the RJD on Sunday termed him as an “opportunist” and said that he had got much more from the party than what he deserved.
“Rajak got more (prestige and post) than what he deserved to get in the party...The other party leaders were feeling humiliated due to Rajak getting prominence in the party,” RJD’s spokesman Shakeel Ahmed Khan told reporters here today.
Rajak was made minister during RJD regime at a young age despite his negligible political experience and due to his being a Dalit leader, Khan said and added that he was also given important positions in the party.
Stating that resignation by some of its leaders like Bhim Singh, an MLC, Shyam Rajak, an MLA, and Ram Nihora Yadav from the party in the wake of the Lok Sabha poll debacle would not affect it, Khan, also the deputy leader of RJD legislature party in the assembly, said desertions had become customary during and after polls.
Khan, however, denied that desertions in the party had anything to do with its recent poll performance.