Bihar road rage: Tejaswai Yadav compares 'jungle raj' to Pathankot attack

Hitting out at the Opposition over the killing of Class 12 student in Bihar, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday said that if a road rage incident in Bihar is termed as 'jungle raj', then shouldn't Delhi be called the same, considering the number of such incidents occurring in Delhi?

Deputy Bihar Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav

Deputy Bihar Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav

Comparing the lawless incidents being handled in other states, including the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase, Yadav said: "Why is frequent waving of Pakistani flags on our land not called 'jungle raj'? Slew of murders of witnesses in the Vyapam scam; terrorists infiltrating country's most secure airbase... Why these incidents are not termed as 'jungle raj'?"

"We condemn this incident, and we will see to it that the guilty is brought to book," Tejaswi added.

On Tuesday, Yadav alleged that BJP and "BJP supported media" were targetting the state government through use of word like "jungle raj."

"The BJP and media supported by the party are advertising the Gaya incident in a way as if it is a rare and first incident of road rage," Tejaswi Yadav, the son of RJD president Lalu Prasad said in a statement as part of "Dil ki Baat" programme run by him.

"If a relative of any accused is member of a party (it) does not mean that the lawbreaker enjoys protection of the power that be," he said.

The Deputy CM in the Nitish Kumar government and younger son of Lalu Prasad alleged that the saffron party has maximum numbers of people with criminal background who enjoy its patronage.

"In Madhya Pradesh, an officer was killed brutally by sand mafias... then this is not called a 'jungle raj'," he said.

"When an engineer was killed in Jharkhand neither conscience of BJP was pricked nor the BJP-supported media remembered 'jungle raj' jumla (euphism)," he added.

Tejaswi referred to violence during quota agitation in Gujarat and Haryana to hit at BJP.

The RJD leader came down heavily on a larger section of media, print as well electronic, "which is singing in tune with a particular party (BJP) after giving a go-bye to principles of journalism".

Tejaswi Yadav said "our supporters neither express opinion by sending SMS to prime time channel nor air views on facebook and twitter. They give answer only by pressing EVM button at the time of election."

He strongly defended the grand secular alliance government in the state and asserted rule of law prevails and would continue to be like that in future too.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: May 11, 2016 21:39 PM

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