Patna, September 12
Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, whose current resignation from the RJD based and headed by Lalu Prasad has left political waters in Bihar astir, has fallen critically in poor health and placed on a ventilator, an in depth aide stated on Saturday.
Singh, who has been admitted at AIIMS, Delhi for a few week after growing post-COVID issues, resigned from the first membership of the celebration on Thursday and adopted it up with an open letter, a day later, addressed to Prasad’s arch rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, triggering speculations about his future strikes.
“Singh sahib’s condition deteriorated considerably last night. At 11.56 pm, he was put on ventilator. We are praying for his well-being,” the aide, who stays by the aspect of the septuagenarian, advised PTI-Bhasha over telephone.
A staunch loyalist of the RJD supremo whom he supported in thick and skinny, Singh ran afoul with the celebration just a few months in the past when murmurs about mafia don-turned-politician Rama Singh, his rival in Vaishali Lok Sabha constituency, led him to resign from the put up of the nationwide vice-president.
A cupboard colleague of Prasad within the Manmohan Singh authorities, Singh thereby stymied Rama Singh’s entry into the celebration and though he didn’t surrender the first membership at the moment, he stayed away from the RJDs day-to-day affairs which was attributed, partially, to his ill-health.
On Thursday, his hand-written be aware addressed to Prasad declaring that he has had sufficient went viral on the social media.
On the identical day, the RJD supremo despatched a letter to Singh from Ranchi, making an emotional enchantment to his companion for over three a long time to not depart the celebration.
On Friday, Singh wrote one other letter from hospital, this time addressed to Nitish Kumar, which was seen as his try and cosy as much as the chief minister, who heads the JD(U) and has been a fierce rival of the RJD supremo for many years.
Often known as the architect of the MNREGA scheme, which was floated when he was the Union minister for rural improvement, Singh has been in political wilderness for a while, having misplaced two consecutive elections in 2014 and 2019 from Vaishali which he has represented within the Lok Sabha a file 5 occasions.
His relations with Tejashwi Yadav, youthful son and inheritor obvious of Lalu Prasad, turned bitter when he began pitching for Nitish Kumar again to the Grand Alliance helmed by the RJD, after the celebration obtained its worst-ever drubbing within the Lok Sabha polls final yr.
The JD(U) is alleged to be eager to win over Singh, a extremely revered Rajput chief, within the run as much as the meeting elections, and speculations have been rife that it’s mooting a legislative council berth for the previous Union ministers son. — PTI