Nitish Kumar's regime a safe haven for criminals: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The Bharatiya Janata party is leaving no stone unturned in their attempt to corner the Bihar government over the murder of senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan, with Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today saying that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's regime had become a safe haven for criminals.

Naqvi said that situation in Bihar had indeed worsened from being 'jungle raj' or even 'maha jungle raj', and coined a new epithet 'bloody raj' to describe situation in the state.

"Jungle raj has now become 'khooni raj'. The criminals are roaming free and common people are in the grip of fear. Such an unfortunate incident has taken palce and the state government is indulging in blame game instead of taking concrete action. Nitish Kumar's regime has become a safe haven for criminals," said.

"People had given mandate for good governance, safety, improvement in law and order situation, but what is happening is exactly the opposite," he added.

Backing the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP)'s 'maha jungle raj' jibe to describe situation in Bihar, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi earlier suggested the Centre to impose President's Rule in the state.

Meanwhile, two people have been detained in connection with the murder of the senior journalist.

Siwan Superintendent of Police said that the two are being grilled to procure more details regarding the shocking murder.

Ranjan, a journalist with Hindi daily Hindustan was shot dead by criminals near the Siwan railway

Criticising the murder, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain had said, "It has never been this bad in Bihar, this is not 'Jungle Raj', this is 'Maha Jungle Raj'. Nitish Kumar should look after Bihar instead of worrying about Varanasi.


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