• search

BJP defends its leader on 'slap' episode

Written by: Staff

Patna, Apr 17 (UNI) BJP in Bihar today defended party MLC Giriraj Singh, who allegedly slapped Assistant Commercial Tax Commissioner Laxmi Naryan Prasad when the latter 'refused' to give donations for the 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra'.

State BJP president Radha Mohan Singh told newspersons here that the allegations levelled by Mr Prasad against the party MLC were 'politically motivated'.

He said the officer, instead of filing an FIR, was raking up the issue through the media.

He claimed that Mr Giriraj Singh did not even know the officer adding the party MLC was also in charge of 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' during its Bihar leg of journey.

Reacting to the issue of the Congress member of Bihar Legislative Council (BLC) Professor Arun Kumar's appointment as the acting chairman of BLC, the state BJP president said it was a temporary arrangement and Mr Kumar deserved to be the chairman in view of his seniority.

Mr Singh said 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' proved successful in the state despite inclement weather.

He said members of minority community also exuded keen interest in the Yatra, particularly in Aurangabad and Chapra districts.

The state BJP President alleged that the RJD and the Congress tried to spread canards against the Yatra but such apprehensions proved wrong.

He said the Yatra was successful in the extremist-dominated areas of Gaya district and congratulated the government for ensuring 'incident free' Yatra in the state.

The Yatra would yield positive results in days to come, added Mr Singh.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more