Sitaram Yechury takes jibe at Bihar govt, says report of cow vigilantism 'confirms' BJP is in power

The reported thrashing of three persons on suspicion of transporting beef in Bihar is a 'clear confirmation' of the BJP assuming power in the state

PTI August 03, 2017 16:37:20 IST
Sitaram Yechury takes jibe at Bihar govt, says report of cow vigilantism 'confirms' BJP is in power

New Delhi: The reported thrashing of three persons on suspicion of transporting beef in Bihar is a "clear confirmation" of the BJP assuming power in the state, a top CPM leader said on Thursday.

Sitaram Yechury takes jibe at Bihar govt says report of cow vigilantism confirms BJP is in power

File image of Sitaram Yechury. PTI

"It is a clear confirmation that BJP has assumed power in Bihar. Now only Hindutva policies will be implemented while he (Nitish Kumar) continues to remain the chief minister," CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters.

Responding to questions, he said lynching and mob violence have "entered Bihar as soon as the BJP came to power there."

Reports said a mob in Shahpur near Ara town of Bhojpur district led by cow vigilantes on Thursday thrashed a truck driver and two others and overpowered them. The police later seized the truck and detained the three persons.

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