BJP MP’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric, Lynching of Muslim Man Rock Bihar Assembly

A Muslim man was allegedly lynched by a mob in Samastipur, Bihar, by suspected vigilantes.


Bihar’s assembly was adjourned on Monday for an urgent meeting of the business advisory committee, with opposition members appearing determined to corner Nitish Kumar’s government on a range of issues.

As soon as the House convened at 11 a.m., several members of opposition parties, mainly the RJD, participated in the demanding suspension of BJP MP Haribhushan Thakur Bachau.

Bachau is in the eye of a storm following a statement he made to the media last week that Muslims living in India should be disenfranchised and treated as second-class citizens.

After repeated pleadings by Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, opposition MPs returned to their seats and began briefing the Speaker on issues of concern to them.

In addition to Bachau’s remarks, two other questions were raised. These included the alleged mob lynching of a JD(U) worker of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Samastipur by alleged vigilantes and authoritarian police in enforcing the ban which had recently secured the goat from the president in his own constituency.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary rose to respond on behalf of the government. However, opposition members seemed dissatisfied and kept clamoring “Karya mantrana samiti ki baithak” (meeting of the business advisory committee).

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the Speaker adjourned the House, inviting Members to join him for a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee at 11:45 a.m.

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