A case was lodged on Sunday against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav and 18 other leaders of the opposition Mahagathbandhan amongst others for staging a protest without permission in Patna amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Opposition leaders had staged a protest at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan on Saturday in support of the agitating farmers in Delhi.
Later, Mr. Yadav dared the Nitish Kumar-led NDA authorities to arrest him. “The coward and inefficient Bihar government led by weak and mortgaged chief minister has lodged an FIR against me for raising voice in support of farmers. I dare you to arrest me, if you do not, then I’ll surrender myself. What is an FIR, I’m ready to be hanged for the cause of farmers,” he tweeted in Hindi.
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The district administration in Patna filed an FIR on the Gandhi Maidan police station against the RJD chief and 500 unidentified individuals beneath sections 188, 145, 269, 279 of Indian Penal Code and in addition beneath the Epidemic Diseases Act. Other RJD leaders named in the FIR are Alok Mehta, Shyam Rajak, Shakti Singh Yadav, Mrityunjay Tiwari and state Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha.
The official RJD deal with additionally tweeted to criticise the NDA authorities in Bihar for the FIR.
“The Bihar government has exposed its double character by using false and fabricated excuses to lodge an FIR against Tejashwi Yadav for standing in support of farmers and leading the protest. He takes this FIR as a medal and is not scared of even a thousand of such FIRs,” the occasion mentioned.
Earlier on Saturday, the occasion had tweeted an image of a gathering held in the native BJP workplace the place social distancing norms weren’t noticed.
The RJD-led mahagathbandhan has additionally introduced support for the nationwide strike known as by farmers’ organisations on December 8.