Controversial Bihar legislator Gopal Mandal of the ruling Janata Dal-United said on Tuesday that he would now resort to the politics of murder. He said he would again begin killing just like he used to do.
"Main ab hatya ki rajniti hi karunga aur hatya karwaunga" (I will do politics of murder and order murders)," the from Gopalpur in Bihar's Bhagalpur district said at a function. "Pahle bhi hatya karta tha, ab bhi karoonga (I used to commit murders in the past, now I will murder again)."
Ruing "false" allegations levelled by his rivals in opposition parties, Mandal said he would take the gun in his hands again and would kill. Mandal told the people at the function that he would provide security to all including those who had not voted for him. "I have plenty of arms and ammunition," he boasted.
Also, questioning Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's decision to ban country-made liquor in the state from 1 April, he said, "It is a wrong decision. If liquor is banned, there is ganja and bhang for the people to enjoy."
Meanwhile, JD-U spokesperson Ajay Alok distanced the party from Mandal's remarks, saying such remarks were condemnable and should be avoided by Mandal.
Last month, Mandal had said he would "chop off the tongues" of people trying to threaten his supporters. He also said his "one leg remains in jail and the other outside". Already facing various criminal charges, Mandal is known as a 'Dabang' or 'Bahubali' (local muscleman).