Return of jungle raj: BJP attacks CM Nitish Kumar over Bihar teen murder

New Delhi: The murder of a teenager in Bihar, allegedly by the son of a JDU leader, reverberated within and ouside parliament on Monday as the BJP attacked state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for allowing the "return of jungle raj."

Union Telecom Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters outside parliament that Nitish Kumar nurtured the ambition to become the prime minister while letting law and order in the state slip out of his control.

"There is no vacancy for prime minister's post for long years. Mr. Nitish Kumar, please focus on governance in Bihar," Prasad said.

Several BJP members raised the issue of law and order situation in Bihar in the Lok Sabha during zero hour, particularly highlighting the killing of a teenager on Saturday by Rocky Yadav, the son of a legislator of ruling Janata Dal (United) Manorama Devi.

A file photo of Nitish Kumar. PTI

A file photo of Nitish Kumar. PTI

As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members Ashwaini Chaubey (Bhagalpur) and Janardan Singh Sigriwal (Maharajganj) raised the issue, they faced protests from members of Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

While Sigriwal cited the murder of the teenager, Chaubey said there was a rape incident lately at Sultanganj near Bhagalpur as the state is walking towards "jungle raj".

Rajesh Ranjan (Pappu) Yadav, an expelled member of RJD, also expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar.

Aditya Sachdeva, the teenaged son of a businessman, was allegedly shot dead on Saturday night by Rocky Yadav on the Bodh Gaya-Gaya road in an apparent case of road rage.

Rocky's father Bindi Yadav, also a JD(U) leader, was with him at the time of the incident.

The BJP on Monday called a shut-down in Gaya town to protest against the killing.

Updated Date: May 09, 2016 15:36 PM

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