The demand for Nitish Kumar’s resignation arose after a BJP leader died allegedly due to a police lathi-charge during a protest in Patna
summary: BJP demands Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation after a party leader allegedly dies in police lathi-charge. The party likens the incident to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and accuses the state government of conspiring against protests for rights and justice. BJP vows to continue the struggle and calls for the reversal of decisions harming farmers, students, and teachers. They assert that their leaders cannot be intimidated by force.
Patna, 14 JULY(City Times): In a shocking move, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has compared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Brigadier General Reginald Dyer, infamous for his role in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. The demand for Nitish Kumar’s resignation arose after a party leader died allegedly due to a police lathi-charge during a protest in Patna.
Pre-Planned Conspiracy Alleged
The opposition party in Bihar accuses the state government of orchestrating a “pre-planned conspiracy” through the police lathi-charge during the “Vidhan Sabha march.” They believe it was a deliberate attempt to instill fear among the people and deter them from protesting for their rights and justice.
Tragic Demise of Vijay Singh
During the march organized by the BJP against the Nitish Kumar government, Vijay Singh, the party’s Jehanabad district general secretary, tragically lost his life. Party leaders allege that he succumbed to injuries sustained in a brutal police lathi-charge. The BJP demands the arrest of those responsible for the police action and draws parallels to similar incidents during the British Raj.
Comparison to British Raj
Union Minister of State for Home and BJP MP from Ujiyarpur, Nityanand Rai, likened the police brutality in Bihar to the actions of General Dyer during the Simon Commission protests. He stated that the scenes witnessed in Patna were reminiscent of the oppressive rule of the British. Rai called for Nitish Kumar’s resignation, holding him responsible for the “barbaric” treatment of peaceful demonstrators.
Fear Tactics and Conspiracy
Accusing the state government of Bihar, led by Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav, of conspiring against their opponents, Rai condemned the use of force against teachers, students, and women. He demanded answers from the Nitish Kumar government regarding the police brutality and urged the government to reverse decisions that negatively impact farmers, students, and teachers.
Unyielding BJP Stance
Undeterred by the tragic loss, Nityanand Rai emphasized that BJP leaders and workers cannot be intimidated by lathis and bullets. He hailed Vijay Singh’s sacrifice for the rights of farmers, laborers, teachers, students, and women. The BJP vows to continue their struggle in Bihar and demands justice for the victims of the police action, asserting that the state government’s use of force was a calculated attempt to suppress future protests.
BJP demands accountability and justice in Bihar
In a powerful display of political opposition, the BJP demands accountability and justice in Bihar, drawing parallels to the tragic Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The alleged police lathi-charge and the unfortunate death of a party leader have intensified the call for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s resignation. As the BJP vows to persist in their struggle for the rights of farmers, students, and teachers, they assert that their determination cannot be silenced by force.