Pappu Yadav’s arrest in 32-yr-old case lights up a huge political row in Bihar

The arrest of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) founder and former MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in a 32-year-old case has sparked off a huge political storm in Bihar with the opposition focusing on the Nitish Kumar authorities the arrest and two leaders in Bihar’s ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) questioning the timing of the police motion.

Yadav was initially detained by the Patna Police on Tuesday on expenses of violating lockdown norms throughout his go to to Patna Medical College and Hospital after which taken into custody in a 32-year-old kidnapping case registered in Madhepura.

Opposition leaders mentioned Yadav was on the federal government’s radar ever since he claimed to have discovered 24 ambulances parked at BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy’s Saran residence. Yadav claimed that the ambulances had been bought from funds made accessible from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development scheme.

Former well being minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav took to Twitter to criticise the JAP chief’s arrest, saying that Bihar appeared to deal with thieves properly however put away individuals who caught the thieves. Former minister Shyam Rajak mentioned it was clear that the federal government couldn’t tolerate anybody who criticised it.

Leaders of the Congress and the CPI (ML) have additionally been unsparing in their criticism over the timing of the arrest and demanded his early launch.

Leaders of two NDA constituents in Bihar, Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) – they’ve 4 MLAs every in the meeting – have additionally flayed the federal government for arresting Yadav after he uncovered what his supporters say have been flaws in the state’s Covid administration.

Former chief minister and HAM-S chief Jitan Ram Manchi tweeted that the motion towards a chief, who had been working for individuals’s welfare day in and time out in the course of the pandemic, was harmful for humanity. “There should be a judicial inquiry of the case in which Yadav has been arrested,” mentioned Manjhi on Twitter.

VIP chief and minister Mukesh Sahni mentioned he had no intention to intervene with the judicial course of “but this is not the time to settle political scores”. All events ought to unite and battle the pandemic for saving humanity,” mentioned Sahni, including that the federal government must also inquire into causes that led to unauthorised parking of ambulances at Rudy’s residences.

BJP MLC Rajnish Kumar additionally described the JAP chief’s arrest as unlucky and demanded his instant launch. JDU chief and former minister Monazir Hassan slammed the federal government. “Yadav was helping people to fight Covid by arranging medicines and oxygen to critical patients,” mentioned Hassan.

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