JD(U) withdraws notice to Bhim Singh, Narendra Singh over remarks on LoC killings

The Janata Dal (United) has withdrawn the notice issued to its two ministers - Bhim Singh and Narendra Singh for their comments on the killing of Indian soldiers along the Line of Control.

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2013, 11:32 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Patna: The Janata Dal (United) has withdrawn the notice issued to its two ministers - Bhim Singh and Narendra Singh for their comments on the killing of Indian soldiers along the Line of Control.

Defending the state government’s move, JD(U) leader Sabir Ali said that the notice was withdrawn as both the ministers have apologied and deeply regretted their comments.

Bhim Singh, the JD(U) leader and Rural Works and Panchayati Raj Minister in Bihar, had said that policemen and soldiers are recruited to make sacrifices for the nation. Mr Singh later apologised for his remark.

Days later, his colleague in the Nitish Kumar government, Narendra Singh, gave a clean chit to Pakistan over the killings. "I don`t believe that Pakistan is responsible for the incident (killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani Army on the LoC in Poonch district) on Tuesday," Singh, the Bihar Agriculture Minister, said.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today launched a scathing attack on the Nitish Kumar-led government. BJP leader Giriraj Singh said the notice was complete eyewash and the country will not forgive them.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had earlier expressed regret for his cabinet colleague Bhim Singh`s appalling remark.

The mortal remains of Sepoy Vijay Kumar Rai, Lance Naik Shambhu Saran Singh and Premnath Singh and Sepoy Raghunandan Prasad from 21 Bihar regiment, who were among five soldiers killed along LoC, were on August 08 consigned to flames at their native villages of with full state honours.

Hundreds of people gathered at the cremation grounds to pay their homage to the brave soldiers who were martyred in the Poonch sector.