Patna, Feb 9: BJP today echoed views of ally LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar acted like "lion" when he was in NDA but turned a "cat" in the company of RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
"Yes, right. This is why we call Nitish Kumar a 'Bechara Mukhya Mantri' (helpless CM)," BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters.
Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Paswan had yesterday made a scathing attack at the CM over law and order situation in the state, saying Kumar was a "lion" till he was with the BJP in NDA but has turned a "cat" in the company of Prasad.
The BJP has on several occasions described Prasad as a "super chief minister" who has an "over-riding influence in the secular alliance government."
During his 'Janata Durbar' today, Sushil, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council, also slammed the CM for the "high-handedness" of ruling party legislators and leaders.
A dalit couple told reporters at Sushil Modi's house that a rowdy of his village, enjoying patronage of JD(U) MLA from Singheswar Ramesh Rishideo, allegedly raped his wife in November last year.
"Despite medical report and statement recorded under 164 after registration of case in SC & ST police station the police is not acting against the accused Anuj Yadav citing political pressure from ruling party MLA," Shyam Kumar Paswan told reporters.
"Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar told us categorically that he can not act because of pressure from JD (U) MLA Ramesh Rishidev who is claiming that Yadav was with him on the night of the incident on November 5, 2015," Paswan, who left his job in Haryana to stay with his wife after the incident, said.
The couple hailed from Shivnagar Jamuaha village in Madhepura district. Another woman, a primary teacher, narrated her case alleging that she was sexually harassed by the head master of the school in Baratpur under Deedarganj police station of Patna.
The head master enjoys patronage of a woman education official who claims to be close to Chief Minister, she claimed, adding, despite registration of complaint on December 17 last year, no action has been initiated so far.
Sushil Modi has demanded the state government took action against perpetrators of crime against women.