The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday asked its former leader Babulal Marandi not to target the saffron party based on unsubstantiated allegations as it could affect the credibility of political leaders. “To maintain credibility, politicians should refrain from levelling baseless charges against other parties,” BJP's Jharkhand unit organising secretary H P Singh told reporters here.

“Being a former Chief Minister, Mr. Marandi should take documents through Right to Information Act, verify them and then issue statements based on facts,” he said reacting to Mr. Marandi's allegations that road projects had been overestimated three times of the actual cost.

“Because of such hollow allegations, the image of politicians is at stake; and unsubstantiated allegations by leaders like Mr. Marandi can lead to crisis of credibility of political leaders,” Mr. Singh said.

Mr. Marandi, who quit the BJP in 2006 , is one of the main Opposition leaders challenging the Arjun Munda-led coalition government in the State. - PTI