Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday he looked forward to “appropriate action” from the government of Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
Kumar was questioned about the incident, the consequences of which made headlines all day, by reporters on the sidelines of his weekly “Janata Ke Darbaar Mein Mukhyamantri” program.
“Yes, I read it in the newspapers. It was on the front page. There should be appropriate action. I hope that adequate measures will be taken, ”said Kumar, whose JD (U) is an ally of the BJP.
There was unrest in the neighboring state, led by the Saffron Party, over violence that left eight people dead Sunday shortly after Union Minister Ajay Mishra and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad visited. Maurya.
Several leaders opposed to the BJP, including Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa were arrested by police earlier today as they attempted to reach the affected district. violence.
The chief minister of Bihar was also asked about his plans to conduct a state-specific caste survey, which was the only way out after the Center steadfastly refused to count any social group other than the SCs and the ST.
“We will do this after we have called an all-party meeting. This should take place after the by-elections in the state, ”said Kumar, who had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, head of a multi-party delegation from Bihar, to insist on the demand to include CBOs in the census of castes.
By-elections to the Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly segments in the state will be held on October 30 and the counting of the votes will take place on November 2.
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