Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday threatened to file a defamation case against Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for launching a 'vilification campaign' against its chief Lalu Prasad to gain political mileage.
"We will file a defamation case against Modi for making derogatory remarks against the party president," RJD spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed Khan told reporters in Patna.
Khan claimed that the slogan attributed by Modi to Prasad to wipe out 'Bhura Bal' (Bhumihar, Rajput and Brahmins) had never been made by him.
The spokesperson stuck to his point in the face of media persons' insistence that Prasad had indeed made such a statement at a programme at the party office here on Sunday in which scribes were present.
"The JD(U)-BJP combine was spreading a canard against the RJD-LJP combine seeing that a strong wave was sweeping in its favour," Khan claimed.
He denied that Prasad had made the statement that no leader from a forward caste could dream of becoming the chief minister of Bihar.