Patna, Mar 13: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and former union minister Upendra Kushwaha today refuted allegation of his party`s former colleagues that he had sold ticket for Motihari Lok Sabha seat by accepting hefty amount saying how he could indulge in such an act when grand alliance`s allies had not distributed seats among themselves for the election.
Hitting back at his party`s former working president Nagmani and his associate and former party general secretary Pradeep Mishra for their allegation that he sold ticket for Motihari Lok Sabha seat by accepting hefty money, Mr Kushwaha without naming them told newspersons here that they had accused him of selling ticket for Motihari Lok Sabha seat at Rs 9 crore.
How it could be possible when seats had yet to be identified for the purpose of grand alliance`s allies fielding candidates on them, he added. Mr Nagamani and Mr Mishra were removed from their respective posts by Mr Kushwaha when they were found indulging in anti-party activities, he added.
The RLSP chief questioned how the issue of sale of election ticket cropped up when his party had yet to be allocated seats. “How a commodity can be sold when it is not available in the market,” he remarked. (UNI)