Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asserted on Friday that “jungle raj” will never return in Bihar as long as he is at the helm.

Nitish Kumar also asserted that his government would never shield any law-breaker nor implicate anyone in any false case.

“Till the time I am at the helm of affairs, the rule of law will prevail in the state,” he said. 

“As I see it, the law is equal for everybody and is no one is above the law,” he added. “‘Jungle raj’ will not return (in Bihar) till power is in my hands.”

His comments follow the arrest of Janata Dal-United legislator Anant Singh, a legislator from Mokamah who has been jailed in connection for the abduction and murder of a young man.

Under pressure from the opposition and allies, the JD-U government directed the police to act against Anant Singh, known as “Chhote Sarkar” for his muscle and money power.

Anant Singh, who is from the powerful upper caste Bhumihar community, was for long considered close to Nitish Kumar. He faces dozens of criminal cases, including those of murder and kidnapping.

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