Bihar poll result to be reply to PM’s Jungle Raj remark: Sharad Yadav

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Vadodara | Published: August 10, 2015 4:00:40 AM

Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "Jungle Raj" remark, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav said here today that the people of Bihar...

Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “Jungle Raj” remark, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav said here today that the people of Bihar would give a fitting reply to the BJP during the assembly polls due in October or November this year.

During his rally in Bihar, the PM had attacked the “politically opportunistic” JD(U)-RJD alliance in Bihar repeatedly, invoking the spectre of “Jungle Raj”, which he warned the coalition would usher in, if voted to power.

Yadav reminded Modi that Bihar is the only state which remained riot free despite riots in various states after senior BJP leader L K Advani’s Rathyatra in 1991, which was followed by the demolition of the Babri mosque.

“Many people were killed in the riots. Who was responsible for it. When Bihar never witnessed any riots since the country became independent, how can Modi call it a Jungle Raj,” Yadav said.

Speaking to reporters during a brief halt in the city here this evening, Yadav said that he had visited a tribal dominated town in Bharuch district to address a huge tribal rally.

Yadav also criticised Modi for the appointment of BJP leader Ramnath Kovind as governor of poll-bound Bihar, adding that it would damage the federal structure of the country.

He said that the Centre and the home minister has to talk to the state government and its Chief Minister before appointing governors.

Yadav demanded an apology from PM Modi for his remarks about Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s DNA. “Modi should apologise because he has insulted the people of Bihar,” he said.

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