Patna: Union minister Upendra Kushwaha on Monday said law and order in Bihar under the Nitish Kumar government has “completely collapsed”, his diatribe triggered by the murder of a Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader in Vaishali.
Kushwaha, the RLSP chief, wondered after how many deaths will the Nitish Kumar administration wake up. The minister took to Facebook and Twitter to attack Nitish.
Later, while speaking to The Telegraph over phone from New Delhi, Kushwaha said there is no fear of police among the criminals.
Expressing his disappointment over the murder of Manish Sahni, a block head of the RLSP in Vaishali, Kushwaha said: “Criminals opened fire on him in broad daylight when he was coming out from the BDO’s office. I am shocked since there is a police station near the BDO’s office and the sound of the gunshot must have reached them as well. This incident proves that criminals have no fear in their mind and law and order in the state has completely collapsed.”
This is the first time that Kushwaha has attacked Nitish on law and order since the chief minister returned to the NDA last year.
Earlier on Monday, Kushwaha had attacked Nitish on his Twitter handle: “Today afternoon newly elected block head and RLSP leader Manish Sahni was killed by criminals in Vaishali’s Jandaha block. I am deeply saddened. Chief Minister Nitish Kumarji, after how many dead bodies the administration will wake up.”
Kushwaha, who was in Mumbai on Monday afternoon, returned to Delhi in the evening. He will reach Patna on Tuesday and go to Vaishali to meet Sahni’s family.
Police sources said the incident took place in Jandaha block when three criminals on a motorbike opened fire on Sahni. Three bullets struck Sahni, who died on way to hospital. No arrests had been made till Monday night. JDU MLC Neeraj Kumar said: “Crime takes place everywhere but our government is committed to take quick action.”
Courtesy: The Telegraph