Pandemonium in Assembly over Death of School Children in Muzaffarpur District

RJD leaders protesting at Bihar Assembly on Tuesday.

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Patna: The Budget Session of the Bihar Assembly opened on Tuesday amidst chaos and pandemonium as leaders of the opposition parties disrupted the proceeding demanding immediate arrest of BJP functionary Manoj Baitha who went into hiding after allegedly mowing over two dozen students in Muzaffarpur district last Saturday nine of whom died of their injuries.

Accusing the NDA government of shielding Baitha from being tried and convicted in the killing of the nine students who were crushed by an out of control Bolero allegedly driven by Baitha on National Highway 77 last Saturday in Muzaffarpur district.

With the Speaker of the House unable to control the ruckus, he ordered adjournment of the session till 2:00 pm.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejaswi Yadav said that the BJP was trying to protect Baitha who, he said, was drunk at the time of the accident.

"The BJP is trying to run the clock out so all indications of alcohol in Baitha's blood is gone. First, they denied Baitha was a BJP leader and when that turned out to be false, they immediately shifted gear to save him from being arrested and prosecuted," Yadav who has been entrusted to run the party while his father and party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav sits in a Ranchi jail, said.

The leader of the opposition also asked the Chief Minister to explain how the BJP leaders were able to purchase liquor in Bihar when there was total prohibition in place in the state.


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