Day one of being on air and Arnab’s Republic TV showed a conversation between RJD Chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav and criminal turned politician Mohammed Shahabuddin, in which Shahabuddin was heard issuing instructions to Lalu.
The channel claimed that Lalu Was taking instructions from the criminal on phone over riots. The channel quoted former CM of Delhi, Shiela Dixit, who refused to comment by saying “Not my style to comment on others.”
As per the channel, leaders of both JD(U) and Congress, the ruling partners in Bihar are yet to respond on the tape.
Arnab called on Bihar’s current CM, Nitish Kumar to respond to the incident and take an action. BJP’s Sushil Kumar Modi responded to the incident and said that Lalu must quit public life. He also said that the BJP’s delegate will meet the state governor soon. “Republic of Arnab has exposed how Lalu is taking instructions from Dreaded criminal Shahabuddin. Will Nitish act?” tweeted Modi.
Tehseen Poonawalla, a political trend watcher, commented on the incident by going to twitter. He posted, “This is such baseless & made up story on @laluprasadrjd ji on @republic tv. Coz if true 1st answers how do u have pvt conversation?” he posted on Twitter.”
Union Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan’s son and Lok Janshakti Party’s Leader, Chirag Paswan, responded to the allegations by asking “Who runs the Govt in Bihar. The CM or Lalu’s gangster?”. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that Nitish Kumar has no option but to file a FIR against Lalu Yadav, as per the tape.
The incident is spreading all over the social media with the hashtag #LaluTapeExposed. However, Lalu Prasad Yadav is yet to respond.