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Parliamentarian seeks imposition of President’s Rule in Bihar

MP hands over memorandum to governor, saying masses have lost faith in the NDA government formed after ‘misusing’ people’s mandate

Patna: A parliamentarian from Bihar Rajesh Ranjan, more popular as Pappu Yadav, on Tuesday called on Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik and sought imposition of President Rule in the state saying the common man has lost faith in the current government formed by “misusing” the people’s mandate.

This is the first time that any politician in Bihar has sought for sacking the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after he swapped allies midway and formed government with support from his rival Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) against which he had won elections.

Kumar formed his government with BJP support in July last year after walking out of the erstwhile ruling Grand Alliance comprising the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal United (JD-U) and the Congress.

Yadav, who represents Madhepura seat in the Lok Sabha, alleged the law and order situation had totally collapsed in the state and incidents of rape and kidnapping had become an order of the day while there has been upsurge in cases of caste and communal violence.

“The state government’s very own website itself confirms all these. The government doesn’t deserve to stay in office even for a single moment and must be sacked,” Yadav told the media after meeting the Governor and handing him over a memorandum.

He alleged the police teams at the instance from the chief minister victimised the Dalits by raiding their homes at odd hours, misbehaving with women and then sending them to jail by implicating them in fake cases after Nitish Kumar’s convoy was attacked at Nandan village in Buxur district earlier this month.“The police crossed all levels of brutality,” he alleged.

The MP also charged the government with robbing the government’s exchequers and frittering away money on arranging crowds for forming human chains against dowry and child marriages.

“The chief minister must know there is already a law in place in India since 1961 to tackle cases related to dowry and child marriages. Yet he wasted hard-earned money of the taxpayers to form a human chain against dowry, which was nothing but nonsense,” he added.

Yadav has been launching agitation over the issues such seeking ban on illegally running private clinics and nursing homes that charge exorbitant money from the patients. He was elected from RJD ticket from Madhepura seat after defeating Sharad Yadav, but was later suspended from the party for revolting against the party leadership.

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