‘Ni­tish adopt­ing dou­ble-stan­dards’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

PATNA: LJP pres­i­dent Ram Vi­las Paswan, who set off for his ‘Bi­har bachao’ cam­paign on Satur­day, charged chief min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar with adopt­ing dou­ble stan­dards on rape in­ci­dents.

“The chief min­is­ter ex­presses con­cern over in­ci­dents of rape out­side the state and ad­vo­cates strin­gent laws to deal with per­pe­tra­tors of such crimes. But, he choose to gloss over sim­i­lar cases in Bi­har,” Paswan said, while flag­ging off the ya­tra.

“The NDA government has failed to con­trol heinous crimes like rape within the state,” he said.

A to­tal of 823 rape cases have been lodged across the state be­tween Jan­uary and Oc­to­ber last year, Paswan said. Paswan, who had ear­lier claimed that on an av­er­age three cases of rape were tak­ing place in the state daily, had writ­ten a let­ter to the Prime Min­is­ter re­quest­ing him to is­sue nec­es­sary in­struc­tions to the Bi­har government in this re­gard.

On the first day of the cam­paign, Paswan reached Be­gusarai en­route Ha­jipur and Sa­mas­tipur and ad­dressed a rally at Man­jhauli.


The ‘Bi­har Bachao’ cam­paign be­ing flagged off in Patna on Satur­day.

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