Bihar journalist shooting: Nitish won't compromise with crime, says BJP
Brushing aside attempts to malign Nitish Kumar-led government over the attack on a journalist in Bihar, the BJP on Friday firmly backed its ally, saying there 'will not be any compromise on crime'.
A reporter working with a local daily was attacked and robbed in Bihar's Arwal district on Thursday. Pankaj Mishra, a reporter of Rashtriya Sahara, was carrying Rs. 1 lakh in cash when he was ambushed.
Speaking to news agency ANI, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the culprit will not be spared.
"Nitish Kumar is not going to compromise with any criminal activity," he added.
BJP leader C.N. Ashwath Narayan told ANI that some people would always try to create a trouble so that they can bring a bad name for a good government.
One of the two alleged attackers, Kundan Mahto, was arrested. Pankaj Mishra later told NDTV that he knew the men who attacked him. Kundan Mahto is the son of Anant Kumar Verma, the personal assistant of JD(U) legislator from Kurtha Satyadeo Singh, said an NDTV report.
The police reportedly said that Verma had helped with the arrest of his son.