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Bihar government protecting criminals, says Rudy

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday accused the Bihar government of “protecting criminals” after some files of the fodder scam went missing from the Secretariat.

“Today it seems that there is a political system in Bihar which is protecting criminals and giving shelter to them,” Rudy said here.

The minister said there has been a sharp rise in crime in the state after the Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance came to power.

Rudy’s remarks came after files related to the multi-crore fodder scam in Bihar reportedly disappeared from the state’s Animal Husbandry Department office in Patna.

“This is time to review, revive and recall what is happening in Bihar,” Rudy said, adding, “Fodder scam garnered the attention of the nation as a sitting chief minister was accused in the case.”

“In this case Lalu (Lalu Prasad Yadav) was forced to exit from his post and also had to go to jail. And even today he can’t contest election as he is a convict in the case,” the BJP leader said.

Former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu was convicted in the Rs.900 crore embezzlement scandal.

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