Members of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha today sought the imposition of President's Rule in Bihar and alleged that 'jungle-raaj' was back in the state.
The members also indulged in heated exchanges with their Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) and Janta Dal (United) counterparts who strongly opposed their demand.
Raking up the issue of deteriorating law and order in the state, BJP MP Janaradhan Singh Sigriwal alleged in Zero Hour that several ruling alliance legislators or their kin were recently found to have been involved in criminal activities.
Sigriwal referred to incidents of rape and molestation involving RJD-JD(U) legislators and demanded that a central team should visit the state to "see for itself". He further sought imposition of President's Rule in the state.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey, also a BJP MP from Bihar, narrated a number of incidents to drive home the point that Bihar is witnessing "jungle-raj" and the law and order situation was deteriorating in the state. The statements led to a war of words between them and Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav (RJD) and Kaushalendra Kumar (JD-U) who protested their demand for central rule.
Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, expelled RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan said while one dreams of becoming the next Prime Minister, the other is dreaming about being the Chief Minister.
-With inputs from PTI