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Nitish Kumar's regime is 'super jungle raj', alleges BJP

Patna: Rajya Sabha member and senior Bihar BJP leader Gopal Narain Singh on Saturday said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's regime is a "Super Jungle Raj".

File image of Nitish Kumar. Reuters

File image of Nitish Kumar. Reuters

"Things which did not happen even during Lalu Prasad's regime are now taking place in Nitish Kumar's regime. This is the revival of Jungle Raj which is evident from the fact that incidents of loot, kidnappings, ransom etc have become the order of the day. Criminals are demanding extortion from IG and DIG," Singh told reporters.

Singh, former Bihar BJP president, said "Nitish Kumar does not have any control over the administration...This is the beginning of Super Jungle Raj." Things have gone out of control completely from Kumar's hands which was evident from the fact that a Pakistani flag was hoisted in CM's hometown, Nalanda. Besides, pro-Pakistan slogan was raised in the state capital, Singh alleged.

Terming "prohibition" as a "cheap publicity" gimmick, Singh said the CM has been touring various states, but no one was heeding to his pleas for prohibition. It was Nitish Kumar, who in his first 10 years of rule opened a huge numbers of liquor shops across the state and got people addicted to liquor. Now he wants to ban it overnight, which is not possible, he said.

The former BJP chief suggested Kumar to concentrate on improving law and order and development activities, instead of indulging in activities to build his personality through "prohibition". The BJP leader said he would go to Chapra tomorrow and take stock of the situation, which led to clashes between two communities few days back over an objectionable photo and
video related to a particular community.

In reply to a query over appointment of a new state BJP president, Singh said, "The (current) state president has completed his tenure of three years and now the central leadership has to take a decision in this regard."

Updated Date: Aug 13, 2016 10:18 AM

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