There was an uproar in the Bihar state assembly on Tuesday over a bill allegedly giving police the powers to arrest anyone without a warrant.
Patna| Unprecedented scenes were witnessed outside Bihar Legislative assembly on Tuesday as the police and RJD workers clashed in capital Patna. Videos of the incident showed police dragging out MLAs from Assembly and manhandling them. Some MLAs were injured in the clash.
The uproar was caused during the day-long discussion on the Special Armed Police Bill in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav attacked the government over the brutal behaviour of the police.
In the Bihar Legislative Assembly, the MLAs of the Opposition were dragged by the police with kick-boots.
The condition of RJD's Dalit MLA Satish Das is very serious due to head injury. #BiharAssembly pic.twitter.com/a6vrq3128m
— Deep Karan Singh (@Deepkaran_INC) March 23, 2021
What is the matter?
There was an uproar in the state assembly on Tuesday over a bill allegedly giving police powers to arrest without a warrant. Party workers led by RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav descended on the streets of the capital here. He tried to march up to the Legislative Assembly premises, during which he clashed with the police.
Opposition MLAs, who were protesting against the draconian Bihar Police Bill were brutally beaten up by BJP-JD(U) police inside #BiharAssembly. What happened today in #biharvidhansabha is exactly what the new police bill aims at- power to beat up anyone who dares to question. pic.twitter.com/vi0S7EniF3
— CPIML Liberation (@cpimlliberation) March 23, 2021
Those who come in Bihar during election & start crying 'JungleRaj'
What will they say on MLAs being beaten in daylight??
Bihari feels like they are 'Electionjeevi' who only come during elections & give delicious speeches.😡😡#BiharAssembly
— AryanKumar (@IAryanKr) March 23, 2021
Huge ruckus in the house
Opposition legislators started shouting slogans against the bill as soon as the proceedings of the House began at 11 am on Tuesday. Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha urged to raise the issue at the appropriate time, which was ignored by the opposition members. On this, Sinha adjourned the house till noon. Meanwhile, a large number of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) activists, led by Tejashwi and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav and some other MLAs, gathered on JP Golambar. From there he marched towards the assembly complex, which is about three kilometres away.
— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) March 24, 2021
A large number of policemen were deployed on the route of March as this march was taken out without the permission of the administration and the protesters were not following the Covid-19 rules.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has also tweeted about the uproar in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He targeted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Rahul Gandhi said, “It is clear from the shameful incident of Bihar Legislative Assembly that the Chief Minister has become completely RSS / BJP-agent. Those who defy democracy have no right to be called government. The opposition will still keep raising voice in the public interest – we are not afraid!”
#बिहार विधानसभा की शर्मनाक घटना से साफ़ है कि मुख्यमंत्री पूरी तरह RSS/BJP-मय हो चुके हैं।
लोकतंत्र का चीरहरण करने वालों को सरकार कहलाने का कोई अधिकार नहीं है।
विपक्ष फिर भी जनहित में आवाज़ उठाता रहेगा- हम नहीं डरते!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 24, 2021