RJD dubs Lalu-Shahabuddin audiotapes doctored, JD(U) calls it attempt to destabilize Bihar Govt.

New Delhi [India], May 7 : A day after an audiotape of a conversation between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his party's jailed leader Mohammad Shahabuddin, was made public, the political outfit on Sunday dubbed the tape as doctored, while its ally Janata Dal (United) said that it was an attempt to destabilize the government of Bihar.

RJD leader Manoj Jha accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of scripting a propaganda against Lalu, who he termed as one of the strongest voices against right-winged authoritarian.

"I find the audio tapes purported and doctored. This is malicious, this is propaganda ruled out by top BJP script writers. We welcome all kind of investigation. Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav is one of the strongest voices against right-winged authoritarian," Jha told ANI.

Condemning the episode, JD(U) leader K.C Tyagi said, "This is an attempt to destabilize the Bihar government." An English news channel yesterday aired an audio clip of Lalu having a conversation with jailed mafia don Mohammad Shahabuddin.

It played a recorded conversation which it claimed took place between Lalu Prasad and his convicted MP.

Source: ANI