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Leave lust for power, part ways with Lalu: LJP cautions Nitish

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 14:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan on Sunday cornered the grand alliance government for not initiating firm steps to tackle the rising crime in Bihar and said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should leave the greed for power and part ways with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Expressing grave concern over the crime graph in the state, Chirag said that he was ashamed being a Bihari to witness the deteriorating law and order situation.

"I am a Bihari, but I myself feel ashamed that our state is in the news only for crime. Our state has become a state where the culprits are given protection and the people associated with law are now frightened and scared," he told ANI.

"It is a matter of grave concern for our state where due to fear of criminals, the judges asks for transfer, where police personnel are shot blatantly in broad daylight. It is high time that Nitish ji should wake up and leave the greed for power as well as he needs to leave the grand alliance involving people like Lalu ji who gives protection to criminals," he added.

The LJP leader advocated the Bihar Government to take a firm stand so as to ensure that the people of the state feel secure.

"It is his responsibility or such incidents will keep on happening, innocents will be killed, criminals will keep getting safety and there will be fear of criminals in the people as well in the police and judges," he added.

Bike-borne assailants gunned down Assistant Sub-Inspector R R Choudhary near Fathua over bridge on Saturday.

The Bihar Police has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the broad daylight killing of the ASI.

Inspector General of Police Nayyar Khan has said that the SIT would be headed by Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and would probe the killing of two more police officers in Patna and Nalanda districts. (ANI)