Bihar BJP president Samrat Choudhary. file | Photo Credit: ANI
BJP’s Bihar president Samrat Chowdhary has questioned the post-mortem report which said that BJP worker Vijay Singh died of a heart attack. Claiming that it was “manipulated”, he sought video-recording of the post-mortem. BJP leaders have made such allegations earlier also Mr. Singh died due to head injury due to police lathicharge During the state assembly march on July 13.
The autopsy report of the district administration was released on Thursday evening. The post-mortem conducted by the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) said Mr Singh, a resident of Jehanabad and BJP general secretary of the district, died due to cardiac complications.
“I came to know about the state government report which claims that our worker Vijay Singh Yes Died due to heart failure. I have been saying from day one that Nitish Kumar’s government Yes She is covering up the whole incident and now through the report she is throwing dust in her eyes. The report has been manipulated by the administration and that is why we had demanded an inquiry by a sitting judge of the Patna High Court,” Mr. Chowdhary said at the party office. “We demand video footage of the postmortem as he died due to head injury. If this is not possible, send the post-mortem report to AIIMS Delhi, then everything will be clear,” he reiterated that the state government was responsible for his death and the chief minister should answer for it.
Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly Vijay Kumar Sinha also alleged that the state government was converting murder cases into natural deaths across the state.
On July 14, a day after the lathicharge, Patna police released video footage showing Mr. Singh lying unconscious between 1:22 pm and 1:27 pm in the Chajju Bagh area, at the same time in the Dakbungalow area Lathicharge was going on.
demand for judicial inquiry
A fact-finding team led by former Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das recently visited Patna and met injured party workers before submitting its report to BJP President JP Nadda in Delhi. The probe team, which also included MPs Manoj Tiwari, Sunita Duggal and Vishnu Dayal Ram, demanded a judicial inquiry.
Mr. Chowdhary announced that the BJP would conduct a statewide signature campaign against the lathicharge from July 24 to August 9, the date Mr. Kumar broke away from the BJP last year to form the state government. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress and others. Signatures received from across the state will be handed over to the governor along with the memorandum.
When asked about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Chowdhary said that the BJP-led alliance would get more than 400 seats in the next elections. He emphasized that the opposition parties are uniting because they fear the BJP.