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Nawada clashes: Nitish Kumar slams Giriraj Singh

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 July 2018, 17:04 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar slammed Union Minister Giriraj Singh for accusing his government of being communal and provoking violence in the state during Nawada clashes.

In the past also Singh has accused Bihar government of having a mindset of suppressing Hindus.
Terming Singh's statement a media stunt, Kumar said the minister is making statement on a matter which is under police investigation and is pending before the court. This creates an unhealthy atmosphere for the people of the country.

Nitish Kumar further claimed that his government has not done anything which has affected communal harmony in Bihar.

He said that no decision in Bihar is taken without following due process of law and procedures.

This statement from Kumar came just a day after Giriraj Singh visited the family of a man accused in Nawada clashes that took places earlier this year.

In March, tension had gripped Bihar after communal clashes hit several parts of the state including Bhagalpur, Aurangabad and Nawada following vandalisation of an idol.


First published: 9 July 2018, 17:04 IST