Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the law and order situation in Haryana and Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh&’s for allegedly comparing "Dalit children" with "dogs".
"They say there is ‘Jungle Raj’ in Bihar, but when the two children are burnt alive in Haryana is that ‘Mangal Raj’?” Nitish said while addressing an electoral rally for the grand alliance in Muzaffarpur.
“They (BJP) are completely insensible as one of their union ministers has given a statement that if someone pelts stone at a dog then for that the government is not responsible. He compared the two Dalit children, who were charred to death, with dogs, this shows their mentality,” he added.
On Thursday, General Singh had made the controversial remark where he compared the "Dalit children" with "dogs".
Hitting out at the Manohar Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana, Nitish said, “People voted for the BJP in Haryana and then their government was formed, but what happened after that? Dalit children are killed.”
Taking a pot shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi again over his DNA remark, he added, “Modi came here and spoke about our DNA. I was Chief Minister with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for over 10 years. Was something wrong with my DNA then?”
On July 25, during his first Parivartan Rally in Muzaffarpur, Modi questioned Nitish&’s DNA for his frequent change in behavior in politics.
In 2013, the relations between the BJP and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) soured over the issue of Modi being nominated as the prime ministerial candidate of the party, following which JD-U ended its 17-year long alliance with the BJP.
Nitish is now seeking a third term in office after joining hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress in the state assembly polls.