Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today demanded imposition of President’s Rule in Bihar, alleging that the law and order situation was “deteriorating” in the state, and favoured a CBI inquiry in the Aditya Sachdeva murder case.
Hitting out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, Paswan alleged that the incidents of murder, rape and robbery have “crossed all records” since the Grand Alliance government came to power in the state six months ago.
“The way there has been a constitutional breakdown in the state, there is no other way than to impose President’s Rule in Bihar which LJP has been demanding. The incidents of murder, rape, robbery etc will continue to take place unless President’s Rule is imposed there,” Paswan said.
He said a delegation of LJP met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee last week and handed over a memorandum demanding President’s Rule in Bihar.
“Political murders and lawlessness are common features in Bihar these days…It is the strong opinion of LJP that one leader or the other of ruling party is indulging in all these incidents and that is why the police cannot conduct a fair investigation,” he said.
Demanding a CBI inquiry into the murder of a businessman’s teenaged son in Gaya, Paswan alleged Bihar police is deliberately leaving several loopholes in the case.
“The police is deliberately not conducting a fair inquiry in the murder case of Aditya Sachdeva at Gaya so that the case against the accused may become weak,” he claimed.
Listing the murder incidents in the state in the past six months, Paswan also demanded compensation of Rs 25 lakh and a government job to the families of each of the deceased.
“LJP is organising ‘dharna’ at every district headquarters in Bihar today against the maha-jungle raj,” he said.