Patna: The political bickering over the triple murder in Gopalganj, Bihar, has intensified. The district administration did not allow the Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar assembly, Tejashwi Yadav, to travel to Gopalganj on Friday as he demanded the arrest of JD-U MLA Amarendra Pandey alias Pappu Pandey, an accused in the case.
The situation was tense outside his mother and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi’s residence.
Tejashwi left for Gopalganj on Friday in a convoy which included Rabri Devi, his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav and many RJD MLAs, but the police did not allow them to proceed further.
Tejashwi said, “The government has left the goons free, the accused has not been arrested. We are in the role of the Opposition, which we are performing.”
Meanwhile, social distancing norms were thrown to the winds outside Rabri Devi’s residence as RJD leaders and activists shouted slogans in the presence of the police.
MLA Amarendra Kumar Pandey alias Pappu Pandey is allegedly involved in the murders of RJD leader J P Yadav’s parents and brother.
Tejashwi Yadav had given an ultimatum for the Gopalganj march from Patna on Friday morning, accusing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of protecting the accused JD-U MLA.