Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader and son of former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav has expressed fear and asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to increase his security amidst the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
Speaking to the media, Yadav said, "I fear that anyone can kill anybody. Every day a murder takes place. I request Chief Minister to increase my security. The law and order situation is deteriorating. I fear walking on the roads."
"After one point of time, even the bodyguards aren't enough, " the RJD leader added.
On December 30, the Naxals shot down a man and burnt four buses in state's Aurangabad district. Following the incident, the workers of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) had also staged a protest march in Bihar's capital city Patna over the law and order situation in the state.
This isn't the only occasion in recent times that a member of the Lalu Prasad family has addressed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on security matters. In April 2018, former CM Rabri Devi had penned a quite astonishing letter to the JD(U) chief regarding the security detail at her residence. In that letter, she had done exactly the opposite of what Tej Pratap has requested now.
In the letter, she complained that since her husband was taken to jail on December 23, 2017, most of the security at their residence was removed, leaving just a token detail. She proceeded to return what security and vehicles were assigned to her stating that if anything were to happen to her or her family, the home ministry and state home ministry will be responsible. She added that the people of Bihar and party workers would protect her.
(With ANI inputs)