Published On: Thu, Mar 15th, 2018

Araria will ‘become a hub of terrorism’, says Union minister Giriraj Singh

New Delhi: Union minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday warned that Araria would soon turn into a “hub of terrorists,”. Thishe said after the BJP lost the byelection to the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.

The RJD has started a new political culture for its political ambitions

“Araria is not just a bordering area, connected to Nepal and Bengal. They have led to a hardline ideology, which is not just dangerous for Bihar, but for the whole country. It will become a hub of terrorism,” claimed Singh.

Singh said that the RJD has started a new political culture for its political ambitions in the state of Bihar.

The minister’s statement evoked strong criticism from several political leaders.

“Request the government to ensure no untoward incident happens. Not just Muslims live there – scheduled castes and others live there too. How can that be the hub of ISIS,” questioned former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Another former chief minister and RJD national vice president Rabri Devi alleged that “all the terrorists in India are sitting in the BJP’s office.”

“All the terrorists in India are sitting in the BJP’s office. The people have spoken, and that’s why they are bewildered. The people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are showing the way. Control what you say, apologise to the people of Araria. Else the people won’t forgive you in 2019,” she warned.

Rabri Devi’s son Tejashwi Yadav tweeted: “This Man is the Central Minister and Unfortunately he is not aware that it’s his government in Bihar & Delhi. If he & BJP doesn’t believe in Nitish Kumar’s leadership then why don’t ask him to step down or withdraw ur support. Such a Shame for Nitish Kumar..”

The RJD’s Sarfaraz Alam on Wednesday defeated the BJP’s Pradip Kumar Singh in the byelection by over 60,000 votes.

Alam had switched from the JD(U) to Lalu Prasad’s party to contest the bypoll necessitated by the death of his father and RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin on September 17, 2017.

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