Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP from Siwan, Mohammad Shahabuddin, on Friday said that Nitish Kumar is a chief minister because of circumstances, clearly hinting at the 'super CM' status of RJD chief and his mentor Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Shahabuddin walked out of jail in the morning after the Patna High Court granted him bail in Rajiv Raushan murder case. He was in jail for the last 11 years.
Speaking to media after his release from Bhagalpur jail, Shahabuddin said that the politics has nothing to do with his jail term. "We all know I was framed. But it was Court who jailed me, Court has released me or release," he said.
"I will not try to change my image. People have accepted me the way I am for 26 years," said the former RJD MP.
According to reports, about 30 RJD MLAs and four Ministers of the coalition government along with thousands of supporters were also a part of his jail release procession.
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Why would I try to change my image? People have accepted me the way I am for 26 years: Mohammad Shahabuddin pic.twitter.com/Ky3xwHu4Oy— ANI (@ANI_news) September 10, 2016
This has got nothing to do with politics, judicial has its own procedures: Mohammad Shahabuddin pic.twitter.com/ijAkc3O2de— ANI (@ANI_news) September 10, 2016
We all know I was framed. But it was Court who jailed me, Court has released me: Mohammad Shahabuddin pic.twitter.com/KqWBM8pUvu— ANI (@ANI_news) September 10, 2016
According to reports, most of the hotel rooms in Bhagalpur town have been booked by supporters of Shahabuddin, who have come from Siwan, Vaishali, Banka, Patna, Darbhanga and Champaran districts.