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Uproar in Assembly over Nitish apology for SP

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 17:13

Patna: The opposition on RLD Thursday raised
the issue Chief Minister Nitish Kumar apologising for the
alleged misbehaviour of an SP with a woman, saying this was
not a healthy sign for democracy.

Raising the issue during the zero-hour, RJD MLAs Lalit
Yadav supported by his other party colleagues, alleged that
the government had given a free hand to police personnel to
unleash atrocities on people.

Leader of the opposition and senior RJD MLA Abdul Bari
Siddiqui expressed surprise over Kumar apologising for the
`misbehaviour` of a senior police official with a woman after
death of two children here on February 20.

"Being the head of the executive, chief minister`s
apology for an act committed by an official is not not a
healthy sign for democracy," he said.

"Had the CM apologised for what happened in Forbesganj
where four persons were killed in police firing last year or
for the atrocities on women, Dalits and backwards in Jehanabad
or Gaya," Siddiqui asked.

RJD members demanded immediate sacking of the woman SP
involved in the alleged misbehaviour.

Road Construction Minister NK Yadav, however, opposed
the statement of Siddiqui saying it reflected the sensible
behaviour of the CM.

The CM had asked Chief Secretary Navin
Kumar to submit a report about the incident, he said.

"It is my moral responsibility if any state machinery
has caused any citizen to face difficulty during my tenure,"
Kumar had said in the legislative council yesterday and
apologised for what happened on February 20.


First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 17:13
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