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Lalu slams PM Modi, says attacks on Africans prove Delhi has jungle raj, not Bihar

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 May 2016, 13:20 IST

Responding to the consecutive attacks on African nationals, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav hit out at the BJP-led centre and said that Delhi is testament to 'jungle raj' - and not the Grand Alliance ruled Bihar.

Lalu told ANI that the Centre must take cognisance of all these attacks and assure safety.

"The Centre keeps on terming governance in Bihar as 'jungle raj'. The way Africans are being attacked in Delhi may I ask what kind of rule is there in Delhi, jungle raj or anarchy what it is?" he asked.

The RJD boss said that the African nationals who are being targeted in the national capital, must now be terrified.

"The Union Ministers are dubbing these incidents as minor issues. This is a very grave issue and because of all this the Indian nationals living abroad have to suffer. I condemn these attacks. The government must stop this and assure safety for all," Lalu added.

On 28 May, the Delhi Police arrested five people for the attack on six Africans in south Delhi's Mehrauli on Thursday night.

Three separate police cases have been registered, but the police deny that the attacks were planned.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier asked Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd) VK Singh to meet the students and pacify them.

Meanwhile, Joint Secretary (West Africa) Birender Yadav met the kin of the deceased Congo national and informed that the Centre will bear expenses related to dispatch of the mortal remains.


First published: 31 May 2016, 13:20 IST