New Delhi: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday cornered the Janata Dal (United) Government in Bihar over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state and said the condition is not going to improve until Nitish Kumar remains chief minister.
“Not even a single person will be punished in the road rage incident of Gaya. Yesterday, I gave a full report to President Pranab Mukherjee. We have been demanding for President’s rule in the state for last three months. We have also been demanding a CBI probe in all these incidents,” Paswan said.
“A delegation led by Chirag Paswan met the Bihar Governor. Till the time this JD (U) Government stays in Bihar and Nitish Kumar stays as chief minister, law and order situation is not going to improve. The entire law and order has deteriorated. This is a government of rapes and murders,” he added.
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief said his party, therefore, demands for central rule in Bihar.
The killing of two journalists in the last 24 hours, one in Bihar and the other in neighbouring Jharkhand, has led to another round of war of words between the BJP and the JD (U) in Bihar.
Senior reporter of a Hindi-daily ‘Hindustan’, Rajdeo Ranjan, was killed in Bihar’s Siwan district on Friday evening by unknown assailants near the railway station. The journalist was shot from close range in the head and the neck.
In Jharkhand, a journalist was shot dead by unidentified people at Dewaria in Chatra district. A police official said, Akhilesh Pratap Singh, 35 who worked for a news channel, was gunned down near panchayat secretariat of the village on Thursday night.
The killing comes days after a road rage case, in which suspended JD (U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky shot dead a class XII student, Aditya Sachdeva, in Gaya for overtaking his SUV.