Patna: Lokjanshakti Party President Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday demanded imposition of President rule in Bihar in the wake of 'brutal' police lathicharge on agitating teachers which attracted adverse comments from Supreme Court.
"The Supreme Court's strong comments on the lathicharge on agitating teachers have exposed the hollowness of Nitish Kumar's slogan of sushan (good governance)," he told reporters.
Paswan, who returned to Patna on Tuesday after covering 26 districts during his "Bihar bachao" campaign, pointed to an alleged spate of other incidents in support of his demand for President's rule.
Paswan also mentioned the police lathicharge on students here during the day demanding the arrest of culprits who shot dead a student at Bhikhana Pahari area on Tuesday night.
He said LJP's campaign for imposition of central rule in the state would continue till April 12 in districts left out by him this time. The campaign would highlight the problems faced by the people of the state.
Asked to comment on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's praise of Kumar for the state's fast growth rate, Paswan said he was not aware under what circumstance the PM said so.

"But if Bihar is developing so fast under Nitish Kumar why is he and his party organizing a rally in Delhi on March 17 in support of demand for special category state status to spur growth process?" he asked.


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