Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on 22 October criticised Union Minister VK Singh for his controversial remark on the killing of two Dalit kids at a village in Haryana recently and expressed concern at the state of affairs in the country.
"Aghast at the senseless comment made by some BJP leaders, including the Union minister, on tragic Dalit killings in Haryana," Kumar said in a tweet.
Lalu on his part wondered in a tweet what was happening in the country as Modi's ministers were making disparaging remarks.
"Desh mein ye sab kya ho raha hai, Mana ki jubaan mein haddi nahi hoti par Modi ke mantrion ki badjubaani desh ke reedh ki haddi tod rahi hai (what is happening in the country, one can understand that tongue's are boneless, but disparaging remarks by Modi's ministers are breaking the backbone of the country," Prasad tweeted.
Observing that India was standing at crossroads, the RJD supremo said that he had made a prophetic statement last year telling people that it was for them to decide whether the country would stay together.
"Desh kis muhane par khara hai? maine 2013 mein kaha tha desh tutega ya rahega, nirnaya aapko karna hai. Meri baaton ko ansuna karne ka nateeja samne hai (Where is the country headed to? I had said in 2013 that it is for the people to decide whether or not the country should disintegrate. You ignored my pleas and the results are there before you)," Prasad said.
Refusing to buy the Union Minister's clarification, the RJD leader said Singh's remarks represented the original thoughts of the RSS and one who abused and exploited backwards and dalits more will be glorified as big leaders by BJP and RSS.
Union Minister VK Singh had stoked a controversy with his remark on the incident in Sunped village of Haryana where two toddlers were charred to death on the intervening night of 19 and 20 October, saying, "If someone throws a stone at a dog, you will hold the government responsible.
Aghast at the senseless comment made by some BJP leaders including Union Minister on tragic Dalit killings in Haryana— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 22, 2015
देश में ये सब क्या हो रहा है? माना कि ज़ुबान में हड्डी नहीं होती पर मोदी के मंत्रियों की ये बदजुबानी देश की रीढ़ की हड्डी को तोड़ रही है— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) October 22, 2015
देश किस मुहाने पर खड़ा है? मैंने 2014 में कहा था देश टूटेगा या रहेगा, निर्णय आपने करना है. मेरी बातों को अनसुना करने का नतीजा सामने है.— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) October 22, 2015
जो V.K Singh बोला वही BJP का मूल विचार है. जो दलित-पिछड़ा को जितना अधिक गाली देगा, शोषण करेगा उसको RSS व BJP उतना ही बड़ा नेता मानता है— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) October 22, 2015