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Unfazed by notice, RJD Muslim MP gives big thumbs up to PM

nation Updated: May 24, 2016 07:19 IST

PATNA: Unfazed by the show cause notice slapped on him by his party for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin on Monday strongly endorsed the PM for the ‘salutary work’ he was doing in the ‘Muslim hub’ of eastern Bihar.

“The Modi government has given Rs 500 crore for a railway line in Araria which had been pending for almost 10 years and the work on it is about to start. The PM surely deserves my praise”, Taslimuddin told HT on Monday.

Taslimuddin added that the PM had also done a great service to the people of eastern Bihar by allocating Rs 1,000 crore to Aligarh Muslim University.

“Short of funds, the AMU V-C had come to me in desperation. I took up the matter with the Centre and funds were approved. Why shouldn’t I praise the PM for the good that he has done?” he asked.

The RJD MP’s response comes a day after party national secretary general SM Qamar Alam show-caused him for praising the PM and also speaking out against the policies of the RJD.

The MP from Bihar’s Araria has been asked to reply to the notice within the next seven days or else face disciplinary action.

Describing the notice as an “act of madness”, Taslimuddin wondered why his appreciation of the PM for being a benefactor of his region was such a bad thing when the Bihar government had no qualms about going to the PM for money.

First Published: May 24, 2016 07:19 IST