BJP, Congress engage in war of words over SC’s move on fodder scam
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's move on the Bihar fodder scam and attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in connection to the case. The saffron party said that Kumar is compromising with the corrupted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) just to survive in power. Rubbishing BJP's allegation that JDU-RJD alliance is failing to govern Bihar, Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Ajay Alok asserted that all is fine within the partnership. Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad, however, lashed out at BJP for politicizing the issue with an aim to break the alliance. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Yadav is accused of fraudulent withdrawal of about Rs. 1,000 crores fund from the animal husbandry department, while he was in office as the Bihar chief minister between 1990 to 1997.