Amid another engineer’s murder in Vaishali and the Opposition’s jibes of “return of jungle raj” against the Grand Alliance government, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that some people were trying to “divert attention” from good governance and create panic among construction firms.
Speaking on governance for the first time since the formation of the Nitish Kumar-led government, Lalu Tuesday advised the CM to send DMs and SPs to villages to restore confidence of the public. The RJD chief’s press conference comes after the killing of two road construction engineers in Darbhanga on Saturday, and the Opposition BJP seizing the opportunity to slam the state government for “deteriorating law and order”. “Some criminals have been trying to create panic so that people engaged in government works are cowed down (to pay extortion). We want senior officers like DMs and SPs to visit villages to restore confidence,” Lalu said.
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“It is our government. There is no reason to worry. We will provide safety and security to construction companies at work. We will also provide all possible help to the families of the Darbhanga project engineers,” said the RJD chief.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday held a law and order review meeting and pulled up top police officers, saying the government should not be at the receiving end for “lapses of police”.
On Tuesday, Vaishali police found the body of an IT engineer from a pit in Muzaffarpur. There were several injury marks on the body. The victim, Ankit Kumar Jha (42), was a quality engineer with an IT firm and looked after the north Bihar affairs of the company. Vaishali SP Rakesh Kumar said, “We ascertained the identity of the victim through a diary and I-card from his pocket.”
Jungle raj back in Bihar: Paswan
New Delhi: In the wake of recent killings in Bihar, Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday that “jungle raj” had returned to the state. “We had expected this to happen at least six months later. But seems like the proponents of jungle raj (lawlessness) are already active. The (Nitish) government has become a government of ransom and kidnappings,” he said. ENS
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