Last updated: September 23, 2022, 11:02 PM IST
Hours after the Union Home Secretary Amit Shah accused Bihar’s chief minister Nitish Kumar of “trickling” the BJP into joining the RJD and killing people had warned of the return of the ‘jungle raj’, Deputy Prime Minister Tejashwi Yadav called his speech Friday as a “comedy show”. The RJD leader also claimed that Shah visited Bihar with the intention of “polluting” the atmosphere.
“He didn’t speak like a country’s interior minister, nor like a politician. His whole speech was a comedy show. He didn’t mention inflation and unemployment. Earlier I also said that he would mostly talk about meaningless things, Yadav stated. in response to questions from journalists about Shah’s speech during the day Addressing a BJP meeting in Purnea, the Union’s interior minister skinned former ally Nitish Kumar, accusing the prime minister of Bihar of making fun of the BJP and trying to fulfill the prime minister’s ambitions while sitting in the lap of Congress and RJD.
Shah also claimed that the “jodi” of Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad will be “swept out” (soopda saaf’) in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and a year later the BJP will gain a majority in the assembly on its own. elections. He warned that “the danger of jungle-raj” looms over Bihar.
Deviating from the comments of the Home Secretary, the RJD leader insisted: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said at a meeting in Purnea in 2014 that special attention would be paid to Bihar, but he (Amit Shah) made no mention and did not mention inflation or unemployment.” “Shah is fooling the people of Bihar. He came to Seemanchal to pollute the environment and create bitterness among the communities,” Yadav claimed. The deputy CM tried to remind the Union minister that the crime rate in the national capital was “much higher” than that of Bihar.
On what basis does he (Shah) keep talking about jungle raj? The crime rate in Delhi is much higher than that of Bihar. And law and order of Delhi is a subject of central government. He should go through the National Crime Record Bureau’s records before commenting on Bihar,” the RJD leader added.
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