Patna | The BJP today rejected Nitish Kumar’s claim of rule of law in Bihar, saying that in just six months of the alliance government, 12 legislators, an MP and influential leaders of its three constituents were involved in heinous crimes and none of them was punished so far.
The chief minister should make public the concrete action taken against 12 legislators, an MP and influential leaders of the ruling coalition, committing heinous crimes like rape, murder and fleeing with girls, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters.
During the entire NDA rule of BJP and JD-U not more than 6-7 legislators were found on the wrong side of law, he asserted. Modi, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, named the 12 Legislators as : Sarfaraz Alam (JD-U), Gopal Mandal (JD-U), Raj Ballabh Yadav (RJD), Siddarth Singh (Congress), Vinay Verma (Congress), Abdul Gafoor (RJD), Manorama Devi (JD-U), Kunti Devi (RJD), Bima Bharti (JD-U), Santosh Kushwaha (JD-U MP), Rana Gangeswar Singh (JD-U) and Bindi Yadav (RJD).
Alam was arrested for allegedly molesting a Delhi couple on the Rajdhani Express, Raj Ballabh Yadav surrendered after two months in a rape case, Siddarth Singh was accused of fleeing with a girl while his Congress colleague Vinay Verma was caught on camera claiming he has stocks of liquor notwithstanding prohibition.
Kunti Devi’s son was arrested for beating a doctor while Bima Bharti and JD-U MP from Purnea, Santosh Kushwaha were accused of helping Bharti’s husband and a history-sheeter flee from police custody, he said. In almost all of these cases only an ‘eyewash’ action is initiated like filing a case under weak sections, Modi, who was deputy to Nitish Kumar during NDA rule, said.