Stone-Pelting between two groups erupts in sasaram ahead of Amit Shah’s scheduled meeting
Sanjay Jaiswal alleges Nitish Government’s role in imposing Section 144 to prevent home minister’s meeting
BJP’s Bihar comeback plans suffer a setback as Amit Shah’s Sasaram meeting gets postponed.
PATNA: Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s scheduled public meeting in Sasaram on Sunday has been postponed due to communal tension and the imposition of Section 144 in the area. However, his program in Nawada will proceed as planned. The decision to postpone the public meeting was made after stone-pelting broke out between two groups on Friday, following an incident in which a boy was beaten up on the day of Ram Navami in Sasaram.
According to reports, the local administration imposed Section 144 after the stone-pelting incident. BJP MP and former Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal told the BBC that the Union Home Minister cannot violate Section 144, which is why the Sasaram public meeting had to be postponed. Jaiswal also alleged that the Nitish Kumar-led government had imposed Section 144 in Sasaram out of fear, so that Amit Shah’s meeting could not be held.
Bihar | Police patrolling is underway in Nalanda where a clash broke out between two groups yesterday. pic.twitter.com/PuNJXxBWkq— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2023
Since the separation of the Janata Dal United (JDU) from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in August, many big leaders of the BJP have been visiting Bihar. Amit Shah has also visited Bihar four times since then. The postponement of the Sasaram public meeting is seen as a setback for the BJP, which is hoping to make a comeback in Bihar after the party’s defeat in the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections.
Bihar | Union Home minister Amit Shah was supposed to come to Sasaram for an event. As Bihar govt imposed Sec 144 we have to cancel the event. How can we hold an event like this?: Samrat Chaudhary, Bihar BJP chief pic.twitter.com/tV0U6VL0oL— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2023
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reach Patna on Saturday evening.
His visit is taking place at a time when communal tension-like situation has arisen in Sasaram of Rohtas and Biharsharif of Nalanda.
To deal with the situation, section 144 has been imposed at these places.
According to Bihar BJP President Samrat Chaudhary, the Union Home Minister is likely to reach Patna’s Jai Prakash Narayan Airport at 6.30 pm.
He told that senior party leaders and Union ministers would welcome him at the airport.
After reaching Patna on Saturday, Amit Shah will hold a meeting of party leaders and office bearers.
Keeping in mind his visit, adequate arrangements have been made for his security.