Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said he was “aghast” at the comments made by some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on the issue of the tragic killing of two Dalit children in Haryana.
“Aghast at the senseless comment made by some BJP leaders including Union Minister on tragic Dalit killings in Haryana,” the chief minster tweeted.
Aghast at the senseless comment made by some BJP leaders including Union Minister on tragic Dalit killings in Haryana
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 22, 2015
The comment came after union minister V.K. Singh blamed a family feud for the burning to death of two Dalit children in a Haryana village, and said the government cannot be blamed if someone throws stones at a dog.
Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said that they will approach Delhi police on Friday to lodge an FIR against the union minister under the SC/ST act.
If cound guilty, the former army chief could face a jail term upto one year after a new amendment was brought in to the existing SC/ST Act in 2014 to make the punishment more stringent for those who insulted people belonging to SC/ST communities.
Congress too demanded the immediate sacking of General Singh.
Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, asked for FIR to be registered against the General, who is notorious for making provocative and insensitive remarks.
Singh’s ‘dog’ comments come right in the middle of Bihar elections, where BJP’s opponents namely Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav are likely to extract huge political mileage by using this to defame the saffron brigade.