Nitish dances to tune of communal forces: Lalu

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Patna, Oct 28 (UNI) RJD Chief and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad today accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of dancing to the tunes of the 'saffron brigades' and alleged that he has failed to ensure law and order in the state.

Alleging that the Nitish Kumar government is falling prey to the same people who lead Gujarat into the fires of communal riot, Mr Prasad said there has been no development in their two-year tenure.

Addressing the huge Chetawani rally of his party here at the historical Gandhi Maidain, Mr Prasad suggested that Mr Kumar should sever all ties with the BJP and other communal forces in view of the exposures made by a private channel exposing the ''real face'' of BJP specially in Gujarat and asked his ''friend turned foe'' to clarify his stand in the given situation.

The BJP government led by Chief Minister Narendra Modi not only engineered the worst-ever communal riot in Gujarat in 2002 after the Godhra incident but it also shielded the accused by appointing one of his party leader as 'government pleader' to pursue the riot cases involving several BJP leaders, he pointed out.

Mr Prasad claimed that Mr Modi should be prosecuted for murder under IPC 302 in view of the exposures through sting operations by a private channel adding that Mr Kumar who claims to be a secular leader too would have to explain about his links with such communal forces.

''Mr Kumar, who never fails to claim himself as secular leader, is still playing into lap of BJP even after exposure of its true face in a sting operation recently,'' Mr Prasad mentioned, intending to make a note of the fiasco.

He alleged that Mr Kumar had deliberately rushed to New Delhi to avoid the media, indicating Mr Modi's involvement in the riot.

''The NDA had promised to improve the law and order situation in Bihar within three months after assuming the power but despite being in office for the last two years, there were no signs of improvement on that front anywhere in the state,'' Mr Prasad alleged.

''In Bhagalpur, a youth from a minority section being dragged to his death by a motorbike of a policeman, 10 innocent people being lynched in Dhelphorwa in Vaishali district were only instances of how the Nitish government had miserably failed in ensuring law and order in Bihar,'' he stated.


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