One would think it would mean the end of the entire controversy, but instead it meant a war of words between two political leaders in Bihar as they tried to pin the blame for the scandal on each other. How? By proving each other’s alleged affiliation with Bachha Rai.
Seeking to turn the tables on the BJP over the Class 12 Board exam scam and save his face, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday tried to corner union Minister Giriraj Singh.
First there was a veiled attack with this tweet:
Who is this central minister of BJP, the close associate of main culprit of inter topper scam? pic.twitter.com/MTYtmgaek8— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 12, 2016
Then came the body blow
Modi’s fav minister with scam accused & his father. He is bus partner and family friend of main culprit Baccha Rai pic.twitter.com/5eUYJYkRbj— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 12, 2016
He took further potshots at the minister further and alleged all the malpractices of the college were possibly taking place due to Singh’s encouragement.
The main culprit has cordial relation with a central minister who regularly joins his college functions to distribute prizes to toppers.— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 12, 2016
All malpractices of dis collage wre tking place probably by encouragement of him. ModiJi’s Minister wanted to open a Med collage wiv culprit— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 12, 2016
But could the normally outspoken Giriraj Singh keep quiet after all these allegations? Of course not.
The Union Minister responded by posting a picture of Bachcha Rai along with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his Twitter handle:
And since rare pictures were trending, one user decided to join in the fun too and trolled Yadav:
Tejaswi Yadav, however, responded immediately:
So its pinching hard now @girirajsinghbjp. When BJP gang do a character assassination of others based on a random pic then it suits u guys.— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 13, 2016
Bihar BJP leaders knows how honest you are @girirajsinghbjp Ji thats why everyone is deadly silent including Sushil Modi Ji. Aren’t they??— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 13, 2016
And just to have the last word, the Bihar minister tweeted :
अगर आरोपी बच्चा राय हमारा करीबी होता तो @girirajsinghbjp जी आपकी जगह हमारे लोग उसे अवार्ड दे रहे होते आप नहीं, समझे कि नहीं।— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 13, 2016
(If the accused had been close to us, then instead of Giriraj Singh, our people would have been giving awards.)
Giriraj Singh later clarified that as a political figure he went to many functions to give away awards but the results scam had taken place when the JD(U) and the RJD were in power. Well that’s that for now.