Former Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Friday accused RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat of “imparting training” to people on “inciting riots” resulting in the communal clashes in over half a dozen districts of the state.
Launching a scathing attack on Bhagwat, Tejashwi Yadav said: “Mohan Bhagwat recently came to Bihar for 14 days. In these 14 days, he gave training on how to incite riots during Ram Navami.”
“Now people are getting to know about the agenda of his Bihar visit: Tejashwi Yadav, RJD on incidents of communal violence in Bihar,” he added.
Tejashwi’s comment comes a day after former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is behind bars following his conviction in four fodder scam cases accused the BJP-JD(U) alliance of setting the whole state “ablaze”.
“Riots and incidents of violence are taking place all over Bihar. BJP has set the whole state ablaze,” he said.
He also slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to act.
“Nitish Kumar is now finished,” said Lalu who left for the national capital by the Rajdhani Express on Wednesday evening.
In the past week, communal tension that first started in Aurangabad district during Ram Navami processions, spread to Samastipur, Munger, Nalanda, Sheikhpura and Gaya districts.
On Friday, communal tension gripped Bihar’s Nawada town after a religious idol was found damaged, police said.
As the news spread, a protest erupted, leading to violent clashes between two communities. Angry mobs damaged vehicles, torched shops and pelted stones at the police.
Communal tension had erupted in Nawada last year and also in 2013.