Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday assured of “doing the needful” after the state assembly witnessed an uproar for a brief period over police’s alleged move to term a few CPI-ML(Liberation) leaders, including its four-time MLA Ramnaresh Ram, as Naxalites.
Raising the issue during zero-hour, CPI-ML MLA Arun Kumar alleged that deliberate attempts were being made by Chauri police station officials in Bhojpur district to brand a few party leaders, including Ram, as Naxalites.
Kumar charged the police with “being biased” and ridiculed the apprehensions that the CPI-ML(Liberation) leaders were becoming “potential threat to police”.
“It is unfortunate that an octogenarian leader like Ram is being apprehended by police as potential threat to their weapons and ammunition,” Kumar said and urged the state government to take stern punitive action against the police officials concerned.
The members from Opposition parties, including RJD and LJP, also joined their colleagues from Left parties and stood up condemning the police’s alleged move.
Gauging the mood of the agitated members, Chief Minister, who made a brief intervention to pacify them, assured that he would do the needful. “I share the sentiments of the House and I assure of doing the needful and informing the questioner the action taken in this connection,” he said.