Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Wednesday lodged an FIR against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, and his two sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav for 'inciting' attack on the BJP office on Birchand Patel Marg and assaulting BJP workers with lathi leaving at least six people injured.
The case was filed with the Kotwali police station.
While Tej Pratap Yadav is the Health, Environment, and Forest Minister in Nitish cabinet, Tejaswi Yadav is the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.
As reported before, hundreds of RJD workers carrying party flags and wooden batons attacked the BJP office with stones and bricks. BJP workers reacted by pelting stones at the RJD activists but were soon proven to be no match to the large gathering of the RJD workers who then crashed the gate of the BJP office and beat up those who happened to be there. They also damaged several cars in the area before police resorted to lathi charge to break up the riot.
Calling the incident an assault on democracy, Rai said that the RJD had become the party of criminals and it was incumbent upon Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to get rid of Lalu's sons.
The Wednesday assault on the BJP office and its workers came after the RJD chief, following raids at nearly two dozen properties belonging to him or his kins in Delhi and other areas by the CBI and the Income Tax department on Tuesday, signaled his base to go after the BJP when he said in a tweet that if the BJP went after Lalu Prasad Yadav, millions of Lalu Prasad Yadavs would be born to counter the saffron party.
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi said that the BJP was very capable of delivering 'tit for tat' to the RJD thugs but unlike them, he would not respond by resorting to violence.
Modi also accused the police of being hand in glove with the RJD saying the police were present at the Birchand Patel Marg but did not do anything to check the violence unleashed by the RJD workers until things really got out of hand.
"How did the RJD-backed criminals walked into a no-entry zone and that too without any permit for protest? It is clear they had the support of the police in today's despicable attack on our office and our men," he said.
The former Deputy Chief Minister also took shots at Kumar saying he was a huge fan of Lalu Prasad Yadav and had no intention of breaking ties with the RJD despite allegations of corruption circling over his head.
"It was Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who said he was in favor of demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes as a means to curb corruption but he thought it did not go too far when the NDA government did not do anything about 'benami' (purchased under fake or another person's name) properties. Now that Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members' properties valued at over Rs. 100 crore are being identified, Kumar remains complete silent on the subject," Modi said adding it was rather odd that the Chief Minister was not demanding to know where did Lalu and his children get the money to buy these properties.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS