In wake of the repeated attacks on African nationals, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday trained guns at the BJP-led Centre and said Delhi is testament to ‘jungle raj’ not the grand alliance ruled Bihar.
Lalu told ANI that the Centre must take cognisance of all these attacks and assure safety. “The Centre keeps on terming governance in Bihar as ‘jungle raj’. The way Africans are being attacked in Delhi may I ask what kind of rule is there in Delhi, jungle raj or Anarchy what it is?” asked Lalu.
The RJD boss said the Africans, who are being targeted one after another in the national capital, must now be terrified. “The Union Ministers are dubbing these incidents as minor issues. This is a very grave issue and because of all this the Indian nationals living abroad have to suffer. I condemn these attacks. The government must stop this and assure safety for all,” he added.
The Delhi Police yesterday arrested five people for the attack on six Africans in south Delhi’s Mehrauli on Thursday night.
Three separate police cases have been registered, but the police deny that the attacks were planned. In protest against the attacks, the African students have planned to hold a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Tuesday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier asked Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh to meet the students and pacify them. Meanwhile, Joint Secretary (West Africa) Birender Yadav met kin of the deceased Congo national and informed that the Centre will bear expenses related to dispatch of the mortal remains.