New Delhi, Feb 27: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of protecting a BJP leader, who "killed" nine innocent children under the influence of liquor, and said the truth of prohibition in the state stands exposed.
"In drug free Bihar, a BJP leader under the influence of liquor kills nine innocent children. Nitish ji, is this the truth of your prohibition?
"The voice of your inner conscience is saving whom - the accused BJP leader or the truth of liquor in Bihar?" he said on Twitter.
At least nine children were killed and about 20 injured when a speeding Bolero SUV ploughed through them outside a government school on the outskirts of Muzaffarpur town on February 24.
The tragedy occurred near the government-run Dharmpur Middle School in Minapur police station area, about 10 km from district headquarter town of Muzaffarpur, when the children were returning home.
Nitish Kumar had ordered a "speedy probe and tough action against the guilty driver".
The vehicle belonged to a BJP leader from the adjoining Sitamarhi district, police said.