Patna: Senior CPI leader A B Bardhan accused the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of having taken the help of the feudal forces like the Ranvir Sena to wrest political power from his archrival Lalu Prasad and his party.

"It is an open secret that Kumar had taken the help of the feudal forces like the Ranvir Sena and such elements to defeat the RJD and wrest political power in Bihar," Bardhan told reporters here.

To clarify, Bardhan said that Kumar had taken the support of forces like Ranvir Sena, but he did not wish to specifically name the Sena, an outlawed private militia of an upper caste.

The former CPI national general secretary charged the RJD supremo too of using the feudal elements for vote politics in the past and said that it was a matter of public knowledge that the feudal and casteist outfits have had significant role in the polity and society of Bihar since many decades.

Bardhan described the killing of Ranvir Sena Chief Brahmeshwar Singh alias Mukhiyaji as a 'political murder' and hoped that the CBI probe would unravel the political nexus behind the murder case.

At the same time, the CBI should also investigate the gamut of events like formation of private militias, political forces nurturing them and the mass murder carried out by these outfits in the past two decades, he said.

The CPI leader also attacked the chief minister for allegedly not keeping his promise to provide land to the landless and shelterless poor people as recommended by the D Bandopadhyaya Commission report.

He slammed the government for alleged deterioration in the law and order situation with the violence and arson by the Ranvir Sena activists on the streets of Patna on June two last.

Despite Kumar's claims of good governance and corruption-free government, the fact was that the vice was embedded to the system and it was no secret that the officials at the grass root level were charging bribe for routine works, he alleged.

(Agencies)

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