Kota: After a student named Satyarth Prakash, hailing from Bihar was murdered in Kota after a gang of coaching students attacked him and one of his friends, a Kota Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat shifted all the blame on Bihar students for vitiating the atmosphere in Kota.
The BJP MLA brazened it out and reiterated that students from Bihar should be driven out of Kota.
“In the past 2 to 5 years, almost in 90 percent of criminal cases, there were Bihar students who were involved,” the BJP MLA said.
The police, however, has denied all these allegations and said that there is no presence of any gang which is involved in such kind of incidents but have registered a case against 25 unidentified people.
Hitting back at the BJP over a remark made by a BJP MLA in Kota, Rajasthan, that Bihari students have created an atmosphere of crime, the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said the mindset of the saffron party’s leaders is ‘anti-Bihar’, and added that their aim is to tarnish the reputation of the state.
JD(U) leader Ali Anwar said that the Rajasthan government should focus on the investigation of a student’s death in Kota rather than indulging in a blame game.
“This is a sad incident. Their aim is to tarnish Bihar’s reputation. The state should look into the death of student, who was beaten to death,” he said.
Another JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said, “The mindset of the BJP leaders is anti-Bihar.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav of Bihar has written a letter to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to take cognisance of the case.
In situation like this, statements from a minister could inflame sentiment of others’ emotions too and could also lead to other incidents in the entire region.