By NVONews.Com Correspondent,
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar perhaps rely more on his Janata Dal (United) ‘gunmen’ and ‘musclemen’ than his own police. So when he was gheroed by a mob in Khagaria on Thursday party leader and former controversial MLA, Ranvir Yadav, swung into action. He snatched a gun from one of the policemen and opened fire to pave the way for Nitish Kumar to reach the venue.
That was not enough. The chief minister reportedly endorsed his action by stating that had his workers not come to his rescue he would not have reached there. In a similar protest a day earlier Nitish openly threatened the mob that he would get the agitating teacher thrown out of the public meeting by his supporters.
Nitish can not deny the role Ranvir played as TV visuals on Friday showed him in action. And Ranvir is no other but the husband of Janata Dal (United) MLA from Khagaria, Poonman Devi. He is himself a former Independent MLA with a questionable track record. The fast track court turned dead slow before him because he joined the Janata Dal (United) long back and got his wife elected.
TV visuals clearly show how the policeman had to plead to get back his rifle.
Interestingly, JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari chose it better to criticise the agitating mob who waved black flags, showed chappal and threw eggs on the chief minister.
But what about Ranvir Yadav’s role?
As Chairman Mao, the hero of the great ‘Long March,’ which paved the way for Communist revolution in China in 1949 said: “Power flows from the barrel of the gun”, in Bihar this was perhaps the best way to undertake “Adhikar Yatra”––of course, a march of a different kind.