Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday expressed grief over the recent death of a youth in Gaya in a road rage case but alleged BJP and "BJP supported media" were targeting the state government through use of word like "jungle raj."
"If a road rage incident in Bihar is called 'jungle raaj', maximum number of road rage incidents occur in Delhi, isn't tht jungle raaj"? said Tejaswi Yadav the son of RJD president Lalu Prasad.
He later added, "Vyapam scam in MP, attack on airbase, rape during Jat Quota Stir, isn't all of these examples of 'jungle raaj."
"The BJP and media supported by the party are advertising the Gaya incident in a way as if it is a rare and first incident of road rage," Tejaswi Yadav, said in a statement as part of "Dil ki Baat" programme run by him.
"If a relative of any accused is member of a party (it) does not mean that the lawbreaker enjoys protection of the power that be," he said.
The Deputy CM in the Nitish Kumar government and younger son of Lalu Prasad alleged that the saffron party has maximum numbers of people with criminal background who enjoy its patronage.
"In Madhya Pradesh an officer was killed brutally by sand mafias. In VYAPAM scam witnesses were killed one by one...then this is not called a 'jungle raj'," he said.
"When an engineer was killed in Jharkhand neither conscience of BJP was pricked nor the BJP-supported media remembered 'jungle raj' jumla (euphism)," he added.