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Bihar govt suppressing Hindus, says BJP’s Giriraj Singh after meeting jailed Bajrang Dal, VHP activists

BJP leader and Union minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday met Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists currently lodged in Nawada jail of Bihar on charges of rioting.

india Updated: Jul 09, 2018 15:34 IST
ANI, Nawada (Bihar)
Bihar government,VHP,Bajrang Dal
Union minister of state Giriraj Singh said the Bihar government was suppressing Hindus.(PTI File Photo)

Union minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday met Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists currently lodged in Nawada jail of Bihar on charges of rioting.

The meeting lasted for 30 minutes, where Singh inquired about their well-being.

The Union Minister expressed grief over the arrest of the activists saying they were framed.

“It is unfortunate the way Jitu Ji and Kailash Ji have been framed. When tension arose during Ram Navami in 2017, they resumed peace in the area. They did the same when an idol of goddess Durga was vandalised in Akbarpur.”

Singh further accused the Nitish Kumar-led state government of having a mindset of suppressing Hindus for communal harmony.

“It is very saddening to see that the government feels that communal harmony will be there only if they suppress Hindus. I request the State government and the society to let go of this kind of attitude,” said Singh.

Nitish Kumar’s JD-U is in alliance with the BJP in Bihar.

Appealing to the people for communal harmony, Singh said, “I do now want arrests, I just social harmony.”

On July 3, Bajrang Dal convenor Jitendra Pratap was arrested for the riots in 2017. On July 4, the supporters of Pratap protested against the arrest and took to the streets, which led to the arrest of five people.

First Published: Jul 08, 2018 15:21 IST