Another engineer found dead, Lalu Prasad says bid to divert attention

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.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: December 30, 2015 1:45 am
lalu prasad, lalu jungle raj, Vaishali, Vaishali engineer death, lalu engineer death, Nitish Kumar govt, Darbhanga project engineers, Darbhanga project engineers death, patna news Speaking on governance for the first time since the formation of the Nitish Kumar-led government, Lalu Prasad on Tuesday advised the CM to send DMs and SPs to villages to restore confidence of the public.

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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    Amit
    Dec 30, 2015 at 4:25 am
    Biharis deserve it
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      Sirius
      Dec 30, 2015 at 9:02 am
      The same handwaving and jesting is back. Sad , we may see him as a part of a coalition in power at centre in 2019 . Then, maybe, we all may have to contemplate leaving the country ...
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      1. Ankit Singh
        Dec 30, 2015 at 1:01 am
        JUNGLE RAJ returns..
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        1. Chandrashekhar Deshpande
          Dec 29, 2015 at 11:17 pm
          Now, one must give credit to Mr. Nitish that, he has created his place in the stories related to kids.If Kid asks to his Mom what is meant 'Jungle-Raj'? she won't have to say 'Kal Bataungi' as refered in TV ad by Ms. Kajol.She just can say instantly,'BIHAR STATE', with no imputes of vigor by drinking any substance.
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            Siva
            Dec 30, 2015 at 4:33 am
            Biharis welcomed jungle raj! The fun is for them alone with Lalu's kids.
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