Sharing the concern, Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said he would apprise Home Minister Rajnath Singh the sentiments expressed by the members and if need be, there could be a meeting of the members with him to review the situation. At the outset, he said Law and Order is a state subject.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Pappu Yadav alias Rajesh Ranjan, who has floated a pro-BJP outfit in the poll-bound state, claimed that the 'shocking murder' of a BJP leader Avinash Kumar in Patna yesterday was the latest of such incidents.

Alleging that murder and atrocities have become the order of the day in Bihar, the MP cited this was happening since Nitish Kumar has joined hands with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad. He claimed that the state had witnessed 70 rapes in last one month, including seven gangrapes. Yadav stated that the people being targeted were dalits, mahadalits and the backwards.

Seconding Pappu Yadav, BJP member Kirti Azad also underlined the need for Central rule. He complained of the growing illicit liquor trade in the Mithalanchal region. Bhola Singh, also of the BJP, however said he will not talk about imposition of President's Rule in the state but a high-level delegation should be sent to Bihar to take a view of the law and order situation there.

Another BJP MP Janardan Singh Sigriwal said that along with law and order, the status of education and related facilities had also deteriorated gravely in the state, with continuing protests by students and teachers including those of JP University in Saran.

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