Patna. Clarifying the issue of a spate of police cases against Lalu Yadav and his party men being dropped by the Nitish government, Bihar Chief Minister has clarified that it not a case of case dropping but “Case Wapsi”.
“BJP is spreading rumors. We are not dropping any cases. This is a democratic way to protest against rising intolerance,” Nitish Kumar claimed.
“Lalu ji has been pained by rising intolerance in the country and he loved the ‘award wapasi’ campaign, which we think helped us in Bihar elections,” the Bihar CM explained, “To show his support for the campaign, Lalu ji too wanted to return awards, but he didn’t have any.”
“However, he had a lot of police cases against him and his party men, which in retrospect we think are awards for doing his kind of politics, so he decided to return those,” Nitish cleared the air.
Nitish Kumar further said that these ‘Case Wapsi’ or ‘FIR Wapsi’ will continue till every part of India, especially Bihar, becomes completely tolerant.
“We still have people in Bihar who are showing intolerance when we ask for some chanda or protection money,” an RJD leader complained, “I am sure the government will do something about this by supporting this Case Wapsi campaign launched by our Lalu ji.”
Latest reports claim that Lalu Yadav was looking at the Fodder Scam files and consulting astrologers to find an auspicious date to return that case as well.