New Delhi: Former union home secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader R.K. Singh on Thursday criticised Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav for comparing the recent Gaya road rage incident with that of Pathankot terror attack, saying the latter’s ‘immature’ statement only showed that the state government is not at all serious about maintaining law and order in the state.
“This is a very serious matter. The statement made by the Bihar deputy chief minister implies that the state government is not at all serious or concerned about what happened in Gaya where a 19-year-old person lost his life. It is condemnable,” Singh told ANI.
“If people who are in power in Bihar, have such a mentality, then I am afraid things are not going to change in the state. It is shameful that he (Tejaswi) is comparing the Pathankot terror attack with the Gaya incident… His statement only shows his immaturity,” he added.
Tejaswi had yesterday compared Pathankot terror attack to the killing of a youth in a road rage incident in Gaya last week.
The Bihar Deputy Chief Minister listed a number of cases, including the Pathankot terror attack, in which seven security personnel were killed by Pakistani terrorists in January, to deny the opposition’s charge that ‘jungle raj’ was returning in the state.
Tejaswi, who is the younger son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, alleged that the BJP has never initiated decisive action against the perpetrators responsible for violence in their respective states.
“In Madhya Pradesh, an officer was killed brutally by the sand mafia. In the Vyapam scam, the witnesses were killed one after the other. A JMM leader was killed in Jharkhand. Such episodes are never tagged as ‘jungle raj’, but in Bihar, they say it is ‘jungle raj’. This is being done just to defame the government because they have been ousted from power (in Bihar) till 2019,” he said.
Tejaswi also referred to the violence during the quota agitation in Gujarat and Haryana.
Rocky Yadav, the son of Janata Dal (United) Council member Manorama Devi, who has been accused of killing of a teenager in Gaya town, was arrested on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old was arrested in Bodh Gaya, about 15 kilometres from Gaya.
Yadav allegedly shot dead Aditya Sachdeva, a teenager at point blank range on Saturday night for overtaking his car on the Bodh Gaya-Gaya road. (ANI)