Paswan meets Shah, seeks ousting of Bihar govt amid worsening law situation

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) president and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan met Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday and sought dismissal of the Bihar government, alleging that the rule of law has collapsed in the state.

Paswan submitted his party’s memorandum to Shah in which he alleged that liquor mafia is flourishing in Bihar under the official patronage, with people in large numbers dying by consuming spurious alcoholic drinks in the state where prohibition is in place.

“It will not be wrong to say that the rule of law has ended in Bihar,” he said. He shared the letter submitted to Shah on Twitter.

Land and mining mafia are getting protection from the state government, he alleged, adding that criminals are ruling the roost.

President’s rule should be imposed in the state, Paswan, a strong critic of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said.

Paswan had walked out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) before the state assembly polls in 2020 due to his opposition to Kumar.

With Kumar walking out of the NDA, he has veered close to the BJP and also campaigned for its candidate in the recent bypolls in the state, triggering speculation the alliance between the two parties may soon be formalised.

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