Tejaswi Yadav, Leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Leader of the Opposition in Bihar, slammed the Nitish Kumar government, saying it dared to arrest him for protesting in support of farmers agitating for repeal of three controversial farm laws at the Center. .
At least 18 leaders of RJD, Congress and Left parties, including Tejeshwi, were booked for protesting in a restricted area without permission. Tejaswi Yadav and allies of the Congress and the CPI staged a one-day protest in front of Gate No. 4 of Gandhi Maidan against the new farm laws.
In response to the allegations, the RJD leader called the Bihar Chief Minister a “coward”. “The Bihar government, led by a cowardly Chief Minister, has registered an FIR against us for raising the voice of the farmers. If you have real power, arrest us. If you don’t, I will surrender. “Farmers are ready to go to the gallows,” Yadav said in a tweet.
The cowardly and hostile government of Bihar, led by the cowardly and hostage Chief Minister, has registered an FIR against us for speaking out in favor of the farmers. Arrest yourself if you have the power, if you don’t then I will arrest myself after waiting, if the farmers’ FIR is to be hanged, then give it. https://t.co/3B30VF3asY
– Tejashvi Yadav (@YadvateJashvi) December 6, 2020
An FIR has been registered against 18 nominees and 500 unknown persons under various sections of the IPC and the Epidemic Act at Gandhi Maidan police station, police sources said. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the FIR was registered on charges of violating government orders and endangering lives by protesting near the historic Gandhi Maidan in the city center.
“The Bihar government has shown its two-pronged character by using false and false excuses to Tejaswi Yadav to stand with the farmers and protest in their support. For the farmers, we are not afraid of thousands of such FIRs,” RJD said. The RJD said. In a tweet.
Police sources said that these people have violated Covid-19 In addition to wearing standards and other preventative measures against the virus, everyone has to maintain a social distance. Apart from this, RJD leaders Shyam Rajak, Brishan Patel, Alok Mehta and Mautunjay Tewari are among the nominees in Tejaswi, the police official said.
He said that the names of some Congress and CPI leaders have also been included in the FIR. Recently, a senior official of the Patna district administration had said that a dharna was not allowed at Gandhi Maidan as it was a “forbidden area”.