Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) received a major jolt on Thursday as former union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh resigned from the party. The senior leader is currently admitted in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital where he is undergoing treatment due to his ill health.
In a handwritten note on plain paper to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Singh said, “32 years after Jannayak Karpoori Thakur stood behind you but not now.”
He apologized to Lalu Prasad Yadav by writing his resignation on the paper adding, “I have always stood behind you for the party for many years but will not be able to stand anymore. I apologize for that. I have received a lot of love from the party workers and the public for which I’m grateful.”
According to people close to Singh, the doctors have said that his health has not improved and his health is not good for which he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as a precaution. It has been reported from the sources that his health is continuously deteriorating.
The deterioration of health may be the reason for the resignation, however, many more matters are being extracted as the election is near, many parties of the ruling party are in touch with Singh.
According to news agency ANI, Singh was unhappy with talks of former Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP from Vaishali, Rama Singh, joining the RJD. Earlier in June Singh had resigned from the post of the National Vice President of the RJD. He had then raised questions over the style of work of Bihar RJD President Jagdanand Singh.