New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Ram Kripal Yadav on Thursday lashed out at Bihar’s Panchayati Raj Minister Bhim Singh for his appalling remark insulting the soldiers killed by Pakistanis at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, and said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should immediately sack him.
“A minister giving such a comment is shocking. If you can’t be sympathetic then at least don’t insult. An extremely low-level and cheap sort of comment, the Chief Minister must immediately sack him,” he said.
Bhim Singh, however, on Thursday apologised for his insensitive remark.
“I apologise if my distorted comments have caused pain to the people minister. Chief Minister called me up and he expressed his displeasure at my comment. My comments have been distorted, I had not said that,” he told media in Patna.
In an insult to the men in uniform, Bhim Singh earlier said that people joined the Indian Army and the police force just to die.
“Sena aur police me log marne hi jate hain (People join the army and the police force only to die),” he told media in Patna, when asked about the absence of state ministers at the airport.
“Did your father and mother go (to receive the soldiers’ bodies),” he added, while posing a counter question to a reporter.