Jamshedpur, Jan 7: Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Rai gave an account of the work done in Jamshedpur East during his two years as a legislator to the media at his Bistupur residence and answered queries on various political issues, his adversary Raghubar Das and Banna Gupta.
In response to questions, Saryu Rai said that he is waiting for one person to go to jail for two years, in a veiled reference to former chief minister and BJP national vice-president Raghuvar Das without naming him.
“The fruit of waiting is sweet. At least they are waiting. Two Chief Ministers who had gone to jail before this also did not go in a single day. It took a long time. Many cases are still going on till date. In their case too, the Hemant Soren government of Jharkhand has ordered an inquiry on many issues. The investigation has been done but no action is being taken. So we will definitely raise this issue. We have just opposed the wrong things. Those who have done wrong, wait. I am sure that the government will take action sooner or later,” said Saryu Rai.
Replying to a question, without naming Raghuvar Das, Rai said that the opponent said about him that he won the Jamshedpur East election on basis of caste equation and that now people are repenting.
“Such statements by opponent is an insult to the public. People are not showing any remorse. Indira Gandhi was defeated by the people in 1977, but she again won the election in 1980.
Wining and losing happens in politics. People’s mandate should be accepted and people should not be insulted,” said Rai.
He also said that he had gone to Jamshedpur East only 15-20 days before the election.
“What can be done in so few days? Everybody knows. In fact, the public was stricken and the public avenged their humiliation from them,” said Rai
Responding to a question about his return to the BJP, Rai said that as far as his return to the BJP is concerned, if a man is put in front of a tiger, what will the man decide.
“Whatever decision has to be taken, it is for the tiger to do. However, he said that the Bharatiya Jantantra Morcha is working fast and in two years a better organization of the front has been established in Jamshedpur,”
When asked about the breach of privilege motion against Health Minister Banna Gupta in the Vidhan Sabha, Saryu Rai said that the wrong answer by the minister has been proved in the assembly. This is a matter of breach of privilege, which is pending in the Vidhan Sabha. The speaker has said that he will take action on it.