Bihar Elections: Tejashwi Yadav Slams Nitish Kumar Over Munger Violence
The RJD leader accused CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi for the violence in Munger by comparing it to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav targeted the Nitish Kumar government over the Monday night Munger violence. The intense clash between the police and the mob procession going for the Durga idols’ immersion led to the death of an 18-year-old boy and injured at least 27 people, including 20 policemen.
Referring to the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance as a ‘double engine government’, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader compared the violence to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, during his Mahagathbandhan briefing. He questioned Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi on who permitted the local police to turn into General Dyer and fire at the revelers.
A fight broke out in Munger on Monday night when devotees were heading for the Durga immersion in a nearby river. According to sources, the police started hurrying up the crowd to finish the procession by 5 am, due to the upcoming elections. When four people were beaten by the law enforcement personnel for carrying the idols on their shoulders, the mob started protesting. After unsuccessful attempts to bring the situation under control with lathi charge and tear gas, the forces finally fired gunshots.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan also echoed Tejashwi Prasad’s sentiments and blamed the CM for the incident.
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