Bihar minister pushes lawmaker off stage

May 28th, 2008 - 11:58 pm ICT by admin  

Patna, May 28 (IANS) Bihar’s Food and Consumer Minister Narendra Singh allegedly pushed Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Phalguni Yadav from a podium in Jamui district Wednesday evening. Yadav was injured and admitted to a hospital. Narendra Singh pushed Yadav from a raised podium at a public meeting in Jamui, about 200 km from here.

Yadav has reportedly lodged a complaint in a local police station against Singh.

Both Singh and Yadav are from ruling National Democratic Alliance that comprises of Janata Dal(United) and the BJP. Singh is senior JD(U) leader.

It is not the first time that Narendra Singh’s rough behaviour has made news.

Last year, Singh was in the eye of a storm for allegedly pushing an elderly woman in Bhagalpur district when she went up to him to ask for a job, causing fracture of her arms. Singh denied the allegation.

Soon after the formation of the Nitish Kumar government in November 2005, he reportedly abused and threatened a judicial magistrate at the gate of the state assembly.

Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, Samata Party and Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist have demanded action against Singh and his resignation on moral grounds.

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