New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of protecting a BJP leader, who "killed" nine innocent children under the influence of liquor, and said the truth of prohibition in the state stands exposed.
"In ' drug-free' Bihar, a BJP leader under the influence of liquor kills nine innocent children. Nitish ji, is this the truth of your prohibition?
"The voice of your inner conscience is saving whom — the accused BJP leader or the truth of liquor in Bihar?" he said on Twitter.
‘नशामुक्त बिहार’ में नशे में धुत एक भाजपा नेता ने 9 मासूम बच्चों को मार दिया!
नीतीश जी क्या यही है आपकी शराबबंदी की सच्चाई?
आपकी अंतरात्मा की आवाज आज किसे बचा रही है - आरोपी भाजपा नेता को या बिहार में शराब की सच्चाई को?
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 26, 2018
At least nine children were killed and about 20 injured when a speeding Bolero SUV ploughed through them outside a government school on the outskirts of Muzaffarpur town on 24 February.
The tragedy occurred near the government-run Dharmpur Middle School in Minapur police station area, about 10 km from district headquarter town of Muzaffarpur when the children were returning home.
Nitish Kumar had ordered a "speedy probe and tough action against the guilty driver".
The vehicle belonged to a BJP leader from the adjoining Sitamarhi district, police said.
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Updated Date: Feb 26, 2018 23:20:50 IST