Patna, Feb 20: With suspended RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav yet to be nabbed 10 days after an arrest order was issued against him in a case of alleged rape of a minor girl, the BJP today questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claims of 'rule of law' in the state. "Even after lapse of 10 days, neither the MLA nor anybody else has been arrested.
The CM who used 'jumla' like 'where will he (the MLA) run as rule of law prevails in the state' should answer under whose pressure he remains at large?" senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi asked.
On Monday last the CM had made the "rule of law" comment after his 'Janata ke Darbar me Mukhya Mantri' programme. In a blistering attack on Kumar, Sushil Modi described him as a "bechara mukhya mantri (helpless CM)" who does not have any control over ruling coalition legislators.
"The 'rule of law' claim of the CM is nothing but a 'jumla'," he added. Earlier today a Biharsharif court rejected an anticipatory bail petition of the MLA, who the RJD has suspended from the party already. Sushil Modi, leader of opposition in Legislative Council, said, "RJD President of Nalanda Mahendra Yadav had made a public announcement that Raj Bhallabh Yadav will surrender on February 18.
RJD MLA Prakash Bir and other legislators made statements in favour of Nawada MLA, but why police did not take any action against them?" The MLA's son was detained yesterday but was let off from police station itself.
"If the outgoing SP of Nalanda (Vivekanand) was helping the accused due to which he has been removed then is the punishment for him can only be a transfer?" he asked. "Who is the white-collared man who is trying to broker a compromise between the victim girl's family and the MLA and why is he not arrested by the police?" he asked.