The "return of Jungle Raj in Bihar" is a lie spread by the opposition parties in their attempt to defame the state, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has said. "Opposition parties are talking and spreading falsehood of return of 'jungle raj' in Bihar as part of a conspiracy to defame the state again," Lalu told reporters here on Sunday after his arrival from Delhi.
Lalu also dismissed the demand made on Saturday by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan that President's Rule be imposed in Bihar in view of the deteriorating law and order situation under the government of the 'Grand Alliance' of JD-U, RJD and the Congress. Rule of law prevails in Bihar and there is no place for violence and lawlessness, said Lalu whose two sons, Tejaswi Prasad and Tej Pratap, are ministers in the state government, the former also being the deputy chief minister.
Chirag, son of Union minister Ramvilas Paswan, had spoken in the context of the killing on Friday of his party leader Brijnathi Singh by some people here. Singh was a criminal-turned-politician, known once as the terror of Raghopur area in Vaishali district. "Brijnathji was shot dead within 10-15 km of the chief minister's house. He was shot dead only because he and his family fought against Lalu ji in the Vidhan Sabha polls. I would definitely want to ask the chief minister if this is not a political rivalry, then what is?" Chirag was quoted as saying in a media report.
Lalu said the opposition is not ready to realise its rejection by the people in the elections and so is trying to paint Bihar in a poor light.