Lalu disbands RJD youth wings
A Bihar RJD youth leader on Friday pointed a revolver in full public view on its president after a heated argument over a trivial matter in Patna.patna Updated: Jun 04, 2010 20:02 IST
A Bihar RJD youth leader on Friday pointed a revolver in full public view on its president after a heated argument over a trivial matter in Patna.
Youth wing national general secretary Dhananjaya Sharma pointed his revolver on its president Alok Mehta and his supporters at the party office after the flag off of a Yuva Sandesh Rath.
The incident took place when Sharma protested at the missing photographs of the state Yuva RJD chief Satish Paswan from the banners and posters for the June 9 convention of the youth wing.
Taking serious exception to the incident, party national president Lalu Prasad disbanded national and state level youth wings with immediate effect and cancelled the proposed national convention of the Yuva RJD to be held at SK Memorial auditorium.
"The national and state level youth wings stand disbanded with immediate effect," he announced at a hurriedly convened press conference at the RJD office in Patna.
Prasad also announced setting up of a three-member fact finding committee comprising state president Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Chief national general secretary Ram Kripal and Alok Mehta and asked them to submit a report within a week.
Condemning the incident, Prasad said indiscipline would not be tolerated in the party.
"Rowdy elements will not be tolerated in the party. I have identified all such elements who have brought disrepute to the party at the national and state levels and all of them will be shown the doors," the RJD supremo said.
Senior RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav, a close aide of Prasad, was witness to the incident and had complained to the party in this regard.
First Published: Jun 04, 2010 19:59 IST