No room for violence in ‘ahimsa’ loving Bihar: Lalu

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Patna, Feb. 7 (ANI): Hitting out at the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) over assertions that the law and order situation was deteriorating in Bihar under the rule of the grand alliance, Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that the opposition was trying the create the illusion of ‘jungle raj’ and asserted that the state had no room for violence.

“Four months ago, they kept chanting that ‘jungle raj’ was prevalent here and you saw how the people of Bihar responded to that. Somehow they keep testing our limits. Bihar is the land of ahimsa, there is no room for violence here,” Lalu told ANI.

Talking about the murder of LJP leader Brijnath Singh, he added that he had complete faith in the law and assured that the guilty would not be spared.

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Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav also slammed the LJP for ‘creating issues out of nothing’ and accused them of creating unwarranted confusions to divert public attention from their failures.

“They want to twist the situations according to their convenience and create an issue because they have lost their visibility here. Instead of dealing with issues which are relevant to the public, they are trying to create unnecessary confusions to divert attention,” Yadav told the media here.

Condemning the murder of Brijnath Singh, LJP leader Chirag Paswan had earlier said that President’s rule is the only option left for Bihar, considering its deteriorating law and order situation.

“The grand alliance of the Government of Bihar has been a failure at every step. If the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister are unable to provide a sense of security then what about the rest of the state? The only option left with us right now is President’s rule because this government is a complete failure at every step,” Paswan told ANI.

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“Brijnath ji was shot dead within 10-15 km of the Chief Minister’s house. He was shot dead only because he and his family fought elections against Lalu ji in the assembly election. I would definitely want to ask the Chief Minister of Bihar, who also happens to be the Home Minister of Bihar, if this is not political rivalry,” he added.

Brijnath Singh was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Patna on Friday. AK-47 shells were recovered from the spot. (ANI)

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