"It is an internal matter of Congress and UPA and we have nothing to do with it (likely withdrawal of ordinance)," RJD Vice President Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said. (Agencies)
Asked if RJD would withdraw its outside support to UPA
II in the event of withdrawal of the Ordinance, Singh said “We are at present only a four-member party. We are supporting UPA from outside to safeguard secularism, so why shall we back out from it?”
Singh, who returned to the national capital after remaining in Ranchi for the past three days in the wake of a CBI court pronouncing Lalu Prasad guilty in a fodder scam case and sending him to jail, said "we strongly criticize the impression that the Ordinance was brought to save the RJD President".
"We fought against Congress in Bihar in the last parliamentary and assembly elections so why shall we expect any help from them?” Singh, tipped to take over as RJD Parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha in the event of disqualification of Lalu Prasad, said.
Rather if there was any political consideration involved in bringing Ordinance, it could have been to protect Congress minority leader Rashid Masood Singh, who had served as union minister in UPA I, he said.
"It is an internal matter of Congress and UPA and we have nothing to do with it (likely withdrawal of ordinance)," RJD Vice President Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said.