LAW KUMAR MISHRA
PATNA: Union law,justice and IT minister,Ravishankar Prasad on Friday recalled an incident of firing on him at an election meeting at Nokha in 2005 by a supporter of RJD to remind people of Jungle Raj 15 years back.
Addressing a joint press conference of the NDA leaders here Ravishankar said he alongwith the then union minister,Pramod Mahajan had addressed an election meeting at Nokha in Rohtas district.Suddenly,one person came to the rostrum and fired him twice,one bullet him and he was rushed to Patna Medical College Hospital in the helicopter.
He was operated upon at PMCH and later in AIIMS,New Delhi
He claimed the police did not investigate the case till Rabri Devi was the chief minister.When Nitish Kumar became chief minister,a ;police inspector came to him to record his statement.
He alleged the RJD was formed to facilitate protection to corruption.He also recalled Lalu had given protection to the controversial MP,Sghahbuddin,who had fired on the present DG of police, S K Singhal,who was then SP of Siwan.
Ravishankar who is chairman of the campaign committee of the BJP said in Bihar,Nitish Kumar distributed cycles to the school going girls and the Prime Minister,Narendra Modi,allowed three IAF women pilots to fly fighter planes.One of the beneficiaries of the PM’s scheme is a woman pilot from Darbhanga .During RJD rule,girls could not even move on the roads,Ravishankar said. In his election speeches,chief minister,Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister,Sushil Kumar Modi,too are attacking 15 of RJD rule
Ravishankar said the RJD was scared of Lalu-Rabri Devi and was not using their photos on the posters and campaign material.If they allowed them on their campaign material,people would be reminded of the Jungle Raj.”It is unfortunate,Tejaswhi and Tejpratap are afraid of carrying the legacy of their parents on the campaign”,he commented.
LAW KUMAR MISHRA