He said this is the reason why the JD (U) had been vouching for a broader alliance to take on the BJP in 2019.
Teni was allegedly travelling in the SUV with Rocky and bodyguard Rajesh Kumar, when Aditya was shot dead near police lines under Rampur police station area.
Leaders claimed that if the convention becomes a success and manages a crowd of around 20,000, such conventions will be organised at divisional levels in UP in the next three months.
Earlier in the day, Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav was arrested from his father’s mixer plant. He was later sent to 14-day judicial custody.
The issue was raised by Janardan Singh Sigriwal and Ashwini Kumar Choubey of BJP and Rajesh Ranjan, who was elected on an RJD ticket but has been expelled from the party.
Nitish government must act firmly and quickly to ensure that justice is done — and is seen to be done.
JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky is alleged to have shot dead Aditya following a row over overtaking on the Bodhgaya-Gaya road.
The two were being taken to Gaya central jail for interrogation, Magadh Zone DIG Saurabh Kumar said.
An FIR has been lodged against Rocky, his bodyguard Rajesh Kumar and two others who were reportedly in the car with him at the time of the incident.
Although the venue remains to be decided, JD(U)’s UP president Suresh Niranjan told The Sunday Express that the convention will be held “in a district adjacent to Varanasi”.
The meeting is expected to take forward the party’s proposed merger with Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal and Babulal Marandi’s Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
Earlier, the JD(U) MP was denied a meeting with Nitish after he sought time to offer an explanation.
Rajya Sabha MP Anil Sahni’s LTC episode has put spokes in Nitish Kumar’s national wheels
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has given his approval to CBI to prosecute JD(U) MP Anil Sahani against whom the agency had filed a charge sheet for alleged cheating and corruption in LTC Scam.
JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh are likely to form a common front called the Jan Vikas Party (JVP).