Has any State been able to stop murders, asks Nitish Kumar

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Nitish questions murders across India
Patna, Dec 3: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday questioned whether any state has been able to prevent murders and said that linking them to law and order was like looking through a "coloured glass".

"Has any state totally stopped murders? ... Linking them with the law and order situation means looking at things through a coloured glass," he said, apparently referring to the Opposition's clamour over the killing of a doctor here on Saturday.

I do not claim extraordinary results there in this election: Kumar

The killing of Rajnish Patel by unidentified assailants in Bahadurpur area triggered protests with the Bihar chapter of Indian Medical Association, which threatened to go on strike if the killers were not arrested by tomorrow.

The Opposition BJP has alleged that it seemed the state was returning to the "bad days" under RJD rule.

Kumar said that the police would soon crack the case and establish whether it was caused by personal enmity or some other reason.

Condemning the killing, Kumar said that it was a personal loss for him as the doctor was close to him and he is keeping a tab on the investigation.

Stating that law and order was the top-most priority of the government, Kumar said the police were playing a proactive role and speedy trials have created a conducive environment in the state.

On a question, Kumar denied the charge that JD(U) was recruiting people with criminal backgrounds.

Talking about Maoists who attacked a train on Saturday and shot dead three policemen, Kumar said, "We do not have a magic wand to end the Maoists problem, but the government has been fighting them with development programmes."

When asked that his ministers and MLAs were seeking police security for their caste men, he said he did not encourage such things and if somebody was doing it should be asked to reply.

On Opposition parties furnishing report cards criticising his government, Kumar said that they were "rich in adjectives against him and poor in content."

He criticised the BJP saying that the party which was part of all policies was today criticising them.

On the prospect of JD(U) in the Delhi Assembly elections, he said "I do not claim extraordinary results there in this election, but in coming days people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh will play a prominent role in Delhi."

Denying that the JD(U) was recruiting people with criminal backgrounds, Kumar said that there were parties which were falsely claiming to be inducting his party men.

On Maoists who attacked a train on Saturday and shot dead three policemen, Kumar said "We do not have a magic wand to end the Maoists problem, but the government has been fighting them with development programmes."

On a question that his ministers and MLAs were preferring police security for their caste men, he said he did not encourage such things and if somebody was doing it should be asked to reply.

On opposition parties furnishing report cards criticising his government, Kumar said that they were "rich in adjectives against him and poor in content."

He criticised the BJP saying that the party which was part of all policies was today criticising them.

On the prospect of JD(U) in the Delhi Assembly elections, he said "I do not claim extraordinary results there in this election, but in coming days people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh will play a prominent role in Delhi."

With PTI inputs

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