PATNA: After the recent violence in Sasaram and Nalanda districts of Bihar, Union Minister Giriraj Singh made a statement blaming the police and the Muslim community for the deaths of two persons in Nalanda. He claimed that the Hindu community is facing atrocity and being killed either by the gunshots of police or by firing by the people of the Muslim community. Singh also accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of only being a leader for Muslims.
Singh further alleged that the people of the Hindu community are feeling insecure in Nalanda and Sasaram, and questioned the intelligence of the state for not anticipating the violence. He also criticized Kumar for claiming that the violence was a well-planned conspiracy, instead of taking action against those responsible.
माननीय केंद्रीय गृह और सहकारिता मंत्री श्री अमित शाह जी के नेतृत्व में नवादा में आयोजित विशाल जनसभा को संबोधित किया #BiharWelcomesAmitShah pic.twitter.com/AolteHkx5e— Shandilya Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) April 2, 2023
According to the report, On the other hand, JD-U MLC Neeraj Kumar defended Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, stating that the people of Bihar completely trust his leadership. Kumar has also assured the public that the situation in Nalanda is normal and that section 144 has been imposed to maintain law and order.
“Nitish Kumar has controlled the law and order situation of the state and the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) which comes under Union Home Ministry is a witness of it. You are the home minister of digital India and you should learn about the data and then level allegations on us. The people will answer your every question and we are always ready for it,” Kumar said
The recent violence erupted during a Ram Navami procession, and several incidents of stone pelting, arson, and clashes were reported in Sasaram and Nalanda. The BJP has alleged that the bombs were planted by members of the opposition, while the JDU has accused the BJP of trying to make law and order an issue in Bihar. The situation remains tense, and authorities are taking measures to prevent any further incidents of violence.