Patna: Expressing his ire over the federal government denying permission for Mohammad Shahabuddin’s final rites in Siwan, former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Monday mentioned the previous’s demise is an “irreparable loss” to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
Lambasting the federal government, Yadav mentioned that each one preparations have been made for Shahabuddin’s final rites in Siwan.
“Right from his treatment to his last rites as per the wish of his family in Siwan, I and the national party president made all arrangements. We stayed in touch with his family members but the government adopted a dogmatic approach and did not give us permission,” he tweeted.
“The administration maintained a stubborn attitude citing the Covid protocol. After the postmortem, the administration wanted to bury him elsewhere but in the end after talking to the Commissioner permission was given for ITO graveyard, one of the two options given by the family. May God bless him in heaven,” he mentioned in one other publish.
The Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly additional mentioned the RJD continues to help Shahabuddin’s household even after his demise.
“We pray to the God for Shahabuddin’s safe journey to heaven. His death is an irreparable loss to the party. The RJD has been standing with his family members at every step and will continue to do so,” he posted on the micro-blogging platform.
The jailed RJD MP died of Covid-19 at Delhi’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital earlier on Saturday.
The 53-year-old, who was serving a life sentence at Delhi’s high-security Tihar Jail in a homicide case, was admitted to the hospital on April 20.
Shahabuddin and his associates have been convicted in a 2004 double homicide case by a particular decide in Siwan on December 9, 2015, and sentenced to life imprisonment.