BJP attacks Nitish for mall inauguration despite adverse order

Opposition BJP on Saturday made a scathing attack on the ruling JD(U) government in Bihar for the inauguration of a shopping mall by its legislator Anant Singh despite an adverse order of the Municipal Corporation.

PTI| Updated: Sep 27, 2014, 23:18 PM IST

Patna: Opposition BJP on Saturday made a scathing attack on the ruling JD(U) government in Bihar for the inauguration of a shopping mall by its legislator Anant Singh despite an adverse order of the Municipal Corporation.

"Anant Singh, considered as the right hand man of former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, gave a damn to an order of Patna Municipal Corporation and Building Tribunal and inaugurated a shopping mall built by him in the heart of the state capital," senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said in a statement.

"This is enough to prove that the state is witnessing return of jungle raj," Sushil Modi said taking a swipe at JD(U) alliance with RJD, whose tenure had then been described by the opposition as "jungle raj."

Singh, JD(U) MLA from Mokamah in Patna district, inaugurated his multi-storeyed shopping complex near Dak Bunglow road here last evening despite an order from Municipal Corporation and directives of the Building Tribunal banning its use.

The Corporation had issued orders for demolition of three floors of the mall and complete razing of the annexe for violating building bylaws, Modi said.

The Building Tribunal had upheld the corporation orders and did not give any relief to the legislator.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj had on Thursday ordered lodging of FIR against the builder and stopping its inauguration.

"Is this the rule of law?" Sushil Modi, who is presently leader of opposition in the Legislative Council asked Nitish Kumar.