New Delhi, May 14: BJP leaders on Saturday attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the law and order situation in the state following the murder of a scribe and that of a teenager in Gaya and said that "maha jungle raj" has returned with the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) coming to power.
"Before the Bihar election we were saying jungle raj will return to Bihar if the Mahagathbandhan comes to power, but we were wrong. Ab to maha jungle raj aa gaya hai (Now, there is maha jungle raj)," BJP spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain said.
He said that the chief minister "has time to go to Banaras but didn't find the time to visit the victim's family in Gaya, where a teenager was murdered".
On Friday, Rajdeo Ranjan, bureau chief of the Hindi daily Hindustan, which is part of the HT group, was shot dead in a busy market near the station road in Siwan.
Rocky Yadav, the son of a Bihar lawmaker, allegedly shot dead Aditya Sachdeva, 19, last weekend in a case of road rage.
BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav took to social media to attack Nitish.
"Forget common man, even police and press do not feel safe in Bihar. This says it all about lawlessness under Nitish government," he tweeted.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh tweeted, "Even tears of Gaya have not dried, the murder of a journalist in Siwan has made Bihar's blood curdle."