Patna, Jan 29: Within 24 hours of poll strategist Prashant Kishor, holding a senior position in JD(U) made derogatory remarks against Bihar Chief Minister and party national president Nitish Kumar, JD(U) expelled him from the party as well as former Rajya Sabha MP Pawan Verma who had been making statements, different from the party lines for the past few weeks.
Chief Minister had given indications during his interaction with media persons on Tuesday that persons like Mr Kishor and Mr Verma were free to go anywhere if they wish so. There was no meaning in writing letter or making tweets by both the leaders as such behaviour could not be tolerated in the party, he said, adding that if persons like them had any issue, they should have raised it in party forum rather than going in public.
Bihar Information and Public Relation department minister Niraj Kumar, confirming the action against both Mr Kishor and Mr Verma, said that they had been set free from the party. He said that action was taken in view of their indiscipline and anti party activities. The message was loud and clear for every one that party would not tolerate any indiscipline by any leader irrespective of their clout and positions, he added. (UNI)