Kushwaha Demands CM's Resignation; Also Says Modi was Acting as a Dictator

RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday held yet another press conference in Patna on Sunday once again taking shot at the Nitish government saying Bihar was in the clutch of criminals and there was no rule of law in the state.

Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday held yet another press conference in Patna on Sunday once again taking shot at the Nitish government saying Bihar was in the clutch of criminals and there was no rule of law in the state.

"Criminals are running amok in the state while the Chief Minister is sleeping on the job. While the entire police department is still using weapons from the days of British in India, criminals have acquired modern arms making the level of playing field uneven and in the favor of the criminals. How can one expect the police to counter the criminals under these conditions," the former minister in the Modi 1.0 government said.

Kushwaha, waving some report consisting of data on crime in the state, said that while in 2004, the number of crimes reported was 104,778, in 2018 this number had ballooned to 262,802.

"No one, not even the law enforcement officials are immune from crime in Bihar. On an average, nearly 300 murders are being committed in the state but according to the Chief Minister, everything is fine in Bihar," he said.

The former Union Minister, who has portrayed himself as the champion for the cause of education in Bihar, said that the education system in the state had completely collapsed and students were leaving the state in large numbers to seek quality education in other states.

Kushwaha, demanding resignation of Nitish Kumar, said that it was the height of this government's incompetency when all 21 rifles that were to give 21 salutes to the former Chief Minister of Bihar Jagannath Mishra at his funeral last week failed to fire making a mockery of the state funeral.

The RLSP also slammed the Modi government at the Center saying the situation in Kashmir was worse than ever and the government was hiding the reality from the press and the world.

"It was nothing short of undemocratic to stop Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from going to Kashmir. This is dictatorship, pure and simple," he said.

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