PATNA (Bihar hooch tragedy): After about 66 deaths due to spurious liquor in Saran district, now the deaths toll in Siwan’s Bhagwanpur police station area has started from Friday morning. According to the information, five including the watchman of the police station died one by one. The deceased have been identified as Mahesh Rai, Amir Manjhi, Shambhu Yadav, Rajendra Pandit and Chowkidar Awadh Manjhi. Three of them died after being taken to Gorakhpur for treatment.
BJP MLAs protest outside the state assembly over the deaths due to spurious liquor.
BJP leader Samrat Chaudhary, who comes from Kushwaha community, retorted on Nitish Kumar’s statement that he will die if he gets upset in the house, saying that the government is not ready to answer in the house and is continuously running away from its responsibility. Honorable Nitish Kumar ji does not care about the deaths due to poisonous liquor.
The liquor mafia is active in Bihar only because of the involvement of the government machinery and liquor trade is going on indiscriminately.
@BJP4Bihar विधानमंडल दल के सदस्यों के साथ राजभवन मार्च कर महामहिम राज्यपाल को बिहार सरकार की संवेदनहीनता, बिहार विधानमंडल के शीतकालीन सत्र में मा० सभापति द्वारा पक्षपात करने एवं बिगड़ती कानून व्यवस्था को देखते हुए राज्य में अभिलंब राष्ट्रपति शासन लगाने के संबंध में ज्ञापन सौंपा। pic.twitter.com/d06UvmL9qv— Samrat Choudhary (@SMCHOUOfficial) December 16, 2022
He said, in view of the law and order situation in Bihar, a march was held against the government along with members of the Bihar BJP Legislature Party to the Raj Bhavan and a memorandum has been submitted to the governor regarding the imposition of President’s rule in the state in view of the insensitivity of the Bihar government.
Chaudhary alleged that under the pressure of the government, the opposition is constantly being ignored by the Honorable Chairman and is not even being given an opportunity to speak. The work of humiliating the members of the opposition is also being done by the Chief Minister. Law and order has completely collapsed in Bihar and terror has been established.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has again given a statement in the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday on those who died after drinking spurious liquor.
#WATCH | “No compensation will be given to people who died after drinking…We have been appealing- if you drink, you will die…those who talk in favour of drinking will not bring any good to you…”, said CM Nitish Kumar in assembly earlier today.— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2022
(Source: Bihar Assembly) pic.twitter.com/zquukNtRIA
On the question of compensation, Nitish Kumar said, “Don’t drink… you will die… We promote this more. If he dies after drinking alcohol, we will give him compensation? The question does not arise, never think about it.” .”
“If this is what you want to do, then decide together, tell a lot that drink alcohol. All these things are not right. If you drink, if you drink badly, you will die. So keep this in mind.”
The chief minister also said: ‘I am ready to give Rs 1 lakh each to kin people family to start their own work. We’ll raise the amount if needed, but nobody should get involved in the liquor business.”