Shatrughan disagrees with BJP 'jungle raj' barb at Nitish govt

Patna: Dismissing BJP's charge of return of 'Jungle Raj' in Bihar over the killing of engineers for extortion in the state, disgruntled party leader Shatrughan Sinha said performance of a government could not be judged in a short period of time.

 

When asked about BJP and its allies' 'jungle raj' barb on the ruling coalition, the Patna Sahib MP today said it was "no way to judge performance of a government in such a short period of time."

 

"Even the honeymoon period of the new government in Bihar is not yet over," Sinha said about the JD(U), RJD and Congress alliance government in the state which is less than two months old.

 

"What is happening in Delhi or for that matter Maharashtra (where BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government is in power)," asked Sinha, who had kept himself off from recent Bihar elections campaign to protest "conspiracy' of a few state leaders against him.

 

"Negative politics never work. I do not appreciate practice of negative politics," Sinha said.

 

Earlier, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and others citing Darbhanga murder of two engineers and a few other cases of crime in Vaishali and elsewhere had raised the slogan of "jungle raj-2'. Union Minister and LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan had also sharpened attack on law and order situation in Bihar.

PTI