Bihar polls: BJP MP accuses party of cash-for-tickets deals

Patna: BJP MP RK Singh on Saturday accused his party of distributing tickets for the Bihar assembly polls in return for money, describing this as a betrayal of the people.

BJP ticket seekers shout slogans in front of Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna on Friday. pic/PTI
BJP ticket seekers shout slogans in front of Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna on Friday. pic/PTI

He also said family members of BJP leaders and criminals were given tickets at the cost of committed party workers.

“The BJP has distributed ticket by taking money and fielded family members, relatives of party leaders and given tickets to criminals,” Singh, an MP from Ara parliamentary constituency, told the media.
Singh, who is a former union home secretary and known as an honest officer during his three-decade-old career, joined the BJP ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

“It appears to me that the people were betrayed by the party,” Singh said. On Thursday, hundreds of angry BJP workers and leaders protested in front of the party office here after they were denied tickets.

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