Patna: One Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist died during police lathicharge on BJP protestors in Patna on Thursday. BJP had organized a protest demonstration against the Bihar government over the posting of teachers in the state.
According to the reports, the deceased BJP leader Vijay Kumar Singh died at Dakbangla Chauraha in the city during the protests. He was shifted to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Modi took to Twitter and said the BJP leader was dead.
The BJP protestors were lathicharged while they were holding a ‘Vidhan Sabha March’. Police also used water cannons and fired tear gas to disperse the BJP protestors.
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) July 13, 2023
BJP president JP Nadda took to Twitter to say, “The lathi-charge on BJP workers in Patna is a result of the failure and incompetence of the state government.”
“The Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) government is attacking democracy in order to protect the fortress of corruption. The chief minister of Bihar has forgotten his own morality to save the person who is facing charges,” Nadda tweeted in Hindi.
भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं पर पटना में हुआ लाठीचार्ज राज्य सरकार की विफलता और बौखलाहट का नतीजा है। महागठबंधन की सरकार भ्रष्टाचार के क़िले को बचाने के लिए लोकतंत्र पर हमला कर रही है।जिस व्यक्ति पर चार्जशीट हुई है, उसको बचाने के लिए बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री अपनी नैतिकता तक भूल गये हैं।
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) July 13, 2023