Bihar polls: Punia demands action against Giriraj Singh for casteist remark

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Vadodara, Oct 1: Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes P L Punia on Thursday demanded that a police case be registered against Union minister Giriraj Singh over his reported remarks that the next Bihar Chief Minister would from OBC or Dalit communities, and not from upper castes.

Singh had reportedly said that the next Chief Minister of Bihar, where elections would begin next month, would be an OBC or a Dalit, and not an upper caste member.[Bihar Election 2015: Special Coverage]


"If FIR could be registered against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for provoking caste feelings during a speech in Raghopur in Bihar from where his son Tejaswi is contesting, then why no FIR can be registered against Singh for the same reason?" Punia, a Rajya Sabha member, said here.


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