Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav downplayed his comment that if the murder, caused by road rage, exemplifies 'lawlessness', so does January's deadly attack on the Pathankot air force base, saying that people who level allegations on Bihar should define 'Jungle Raj'.
Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav downplayed his comment that if the murder, caused by road rage, exemplifies ‘lawlessness’, so does January’s deadly attack on the Pathankot air force base, saying that people who level allegations on Bihar should define ‘Jungle Raj’.
“People who level allegations of ‘Jungle Raj’ on Bihar, I just asked them to define ‘Jungle Raj’. Bihar road rage incident is sad and unfortunate. We assure family of victim justice will be done and culprits will be punished,” Tejaswi told the media here.
“I said it in context of people who are trying to make an issue out of it, those who say there is ‘Jungle Raj’ in Bihar. I particularly didn’t mention Pathankot, but also talked about Jharkhand and Vyapam in Madhya Pradesh,” he added.
Tejaswi further asked as to why don’t people talk about ‘Jungle Raj’ in other states with regard to incidents that take place there. Earlier on Wednesday, Tejaswi listed several cases, including the Pathankot terror attack, to deny the opposition’s charge that there was ‘jungle raj’ in the state.
“Isn’t raising of Pakistani flags in Kashmir valley an example of jungle raj? What about terrorists’ attack on the IAF base at Pathankot? Isn’t that jungle raj?” Tejaswi, the son of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav, said.
“In Madhya Pradesh, an officer was killed brutally by sand mafias. In Vyapam scam, witnesses were killed one by one … but this is not called a ‘jungle raj’,” he said. Opposition parties earlier trained guns at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for allowing the return of ‘jungle raj’ after JD (U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky Yadav allegedly shot dead a 20-year-old youth for overtaking his vehicle last week.