Bihar is in the Grips of Criminals; Says Pappu Yadav

Pappu Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

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Patna: Hoping to remain relevant in the state politics after being crushed in the last Lok Sabha polls, former MP from Madhepura and leader of the Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) Pappu Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday said that his party will launch a state-wide agitation in the second week of September against rising crime in Bihar.

Taking the Nitish government to task on the issue of crime, including the recent murders of two policemen in Chhapra; Yadav also took shots at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on his recent anti-reservation statement and the Narendra Modi government at the Center on the issue of signs of economic slowdown that, he said, could bring the nation to its knees.

The former MP announced a compensation of Rs. 50,000 each to the family members of both slain policemen in Chhapra while urging the Chief Minister to provide a bigger financial package to the two families of the victims.

Yadav called for a total revolution against India's economic policies that, he said, was hurting the textile, auto and other industries driving thousands of people out of job. He exhorted the youths to join him in his agitation against the government of India.

On the issue of reservation, the JAP leader advised Prime Minister Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat not to make any incendiary statements that could further divide the society on caste or religious lines.

Declaring Bihar being run by the criminals, Yadav said that 142 out of 243 legislators were facing criminal cases while 22 out of 29 ministers in the Nitish cabinet were charged with some very serious crimes.


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