When BJP MLAs attempted to criticise Nitish Kumar in the Assembly over the Chhapra hooch tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of 20, he lost his cool.
“Kya ho Gaya, jehrili sharab, halla kar rahe ho tum log,” said Nitish Kumar inside the assembly. The JDU leader was also seen gesturing to BJP MLAs to be quiet.
This took place as discussions on the Patna lathicharge on job applicants and the hooch disaster were taking on.
Following Nitish Kumar's comments, BJP MLAs began demanding an apology, causing a disturbance in the House.
Leader of Opposition Samrat Chaudhary said the Nitish Kumar government was behind the sale of spurious liquor in the state and demanded that an FIR be lodged against him by the family members of the deceased.
Additionally, BJP MLAs demanded an explanation from the chief minister on the origin of fake alcohol. Later, the opposition organised a walkout of the meeting.
After Nitish Kumar again left the saffron party in August and returned to the RJD to form a new administration in Bihar, the BJP hasn't missed any chances to isolate him.
The attacks have escalated after JDU leader’s efforts to bring together anti-BJP forces for a united opposition to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2024 when India votes to elect its new government.
In a counter-attack to the BJP, JDU leader Shalini Mishra said prohibition is successful in Bihar and that the BJP is trying to defame the state government. “Strict action is being taken against the liquor mafia and the women of the state are happy with the CM’s action,” she said.