‘Jungle raj’ concept has no place in democracy: Shiv Sena tells BJP

New Delhi: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaving no stone unturned in their attempt to corner the Bihar Government over the recent deterioration in the law and order situation, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday asserted that such incidents take place in other states as well, adding that a concept like ‘jungle raj’ has no place in democracy.

The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna, said that people of the state have voted for the Mahagathbandhan using their own sense of understanding and with some faith and confidence.

“The BJP is attacking the grand alliance government in Bihar, saying that jungle raj has returned to the state. But did the people of Bihar vote for Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav to bring jungle raj?..The people of Bihar have voted for them using their intelligence and if they feel that the present regime is not right, they would overthrow them,” the Shiv Sena said in its editorial.

“Such (criminal) activities happen but it cannot be said that jungle raj has returned to Bihar. The incidents happening in Bihar, take place in other states as well in broad daylight. These are common incidents. But to say that only Bihar is facing jungle raj is not right,” the editorial added.

Citing the examples of recent murders and other criminal activities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and other states, the Shiv Sena said that a concept like jungle raj has no place in democracy.

The BJP has been attacking the grand alliance in Bihar after the murder of two journalists, one in Bihar and the other in neighbouring Jharkhand.

Senior reporter of a Hindi-daily ‘Hindustan’, Rajdeo Ranjan, was killed in Bihar’s Siwan district on Friday evening by unknown assailants near the railway station. The journalist was shot from close range in the head and the neck.

In Jharkhand, a journalist was shot dead by unidentified people at Dewaria in Chatra district. A police official said, Akhilesh Pratap Singh, 35 who worked for a news channel, was gunned down near panchayat secretariat of the village on Thursday night.

The killing comes days after a brutal road rage case, in which suspended JD (U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky shot dead a class XII student, Aditya Sachdeva, in Gaya for overtaking his SUV. (ANI)