JD(U) leader wields gun at Bihar meeting



Zeenews Bureau

Patna: While Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may take credit for having restored law and order in the state, the situation on the ground seems to be different.

In fact, it is his own partymen who are showing least regard for the rules.

TV visuals on Friday showed former MLA and JD(U) leader Ranvir Yadav wielding a rifle after snatching it from a police constable, during a public meeting. The policeman had to literally plead to get back his rifle.

Ranvir Yadav is the husband of current party MLA from Khagaria, Poonam Devi.

Yadav snatched the rifle and even fired in the air, reportedly, to disperse contractual teachers who were protesting against Nitish Kumar during his 'Adhikar yatra'.

The agitating contractual teachers had also waved black flags, threw eggs and shouted slogans at the public meeting by Kumar demanding regularisation of services.

JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari had criticised the agitation by contractual teachers, saying "it is unbecoming of a teacher to throw slippers to the chief minister".

Nitish Kumar has, reportedly, backed Yadav’s action, saying he would not have even reached the stage at the public meeting without the efforts of his party workers.

Several JD(U) workers and teachers were injured during the clashes that followed yesterday’s protest.