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Oct 01, 2012 at 09:15am IST

Bihar: Trouble for Nitish from his own camp, BJP leader holds rally against him

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is facing more embarrassment. After public protests against him, now his party JD(U)'s own ally, the BJP, is also protesting against his government in Bihar. The brother of Nitish's close confidante NK Singh, BJP leader Pappu Singh, has targeted the CM over corruption and inept bureaucracy.

While the elder brother is a key advisor to Nitish on bringing private investment to Bihar, the younger one is targeting him for rampant corruption. "Nothing happens here without money. The government here is run by corrupt bureaucrats," Pappu Singh said.

Even BJP's own Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi hasn't been spared. Understandably the ruling party, JD(U) is upset. But the Opposition in the state is euphoric. "BJP is now saying what we have been saying for many days," RJD MP Ram Kripal Yadav said.

Pappu Singh organised a rally against his own BJP-JD(U) government, bringing more trouble for Nitish Kumar, who is already peeved at public protests that he has been facing across the state on his Adhikar Yatra. The man who is having the last laugh is indeed Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose job of criticising the Nitish government has been taken over by Nitish's men.