Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Thursday announced ‘Bihar Bandh’ on March 26 in protest against forceful eviction of opposition MLAs from the assembly when they were agitating against the police bill in the state.
The bandh has also been supported by Congress party and other opposition parties, including Left parties- CPI-ML, CPI(M) and CPI, in the state.
Activists and leaders of other opposition parties, including the RJD, have been on the streets since morning to make the ‘Bandh’ a success. Activists have disrupted the movement of transportation, causing a lot of trouble to the general public.
RJD workers burn an effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, shaves their heads in Hajipur:
RJD workers in Hajipur burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. In the meantime, some party workers also shaved their heads on the road and chanted “Nitish Kumar Murshidabad”.
Minister’s car trapped:
In this episode, Sanjay Jha, Minister in Nitish Kumar’s cabinet was also trapped in the traffic. Jha was on his way to Muzaffarpur via Bhagwanpur. However, his car was trapped amidst arson.
Gandhi Setu Bridge blocked:
RJD workers led by Mahua MLA Dr Mukesh Rahan have blocked the Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge in Vaishali. Roads have been blocked in several places. The injured MLA rushed to join the ‘Bandh’ and recited slogans against Nitish Kumar.
For the unversed, on Tuesday, an unprecedented chaos was witnessed in the legislative assembly when the grand alliance MLAs assembled together in the speaker’s chamber taking him hostage, and their women members had prevented the speaker from taking his seat in the house.
The incident was severely criticised by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who called the act ‘unparliamentary’ behavior of the opposition MLAs and while emphasizing on the need for the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021, had said had they debated the legislation the government could have cleared their doubts point-by-point, PTI reported.