Bihar MLA flouts lockdown to bring son back from Kota as Nitish govt refuses to evacuate students

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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Hisua in Bihar, Anil Singh, has defied the lockdown guidelines and travelled in his personal vehicle to Kota to bring back his son and wife.

A BJP MLA travelled in his own vehicle to bring back his stranded son and wife from Kota. (Photo: India Today/Sujeet Jha)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bihar BJP MLA defied lockdown and tarvelled to Kota to bring back his stranded son and wife
  • According to reports, the MLA was issued a special pass by Nawada SDM to travel to Kota
  • The incident has drawn sharp criticism as Bihar Chief Minister until Saturday refused to bring back its stranded students from Kota

Even though the Bihar government is not ready to bring back its students stranded in Kota due to the coronavirus lockdown, the well-offs are not shying away from bringing back their children to the state amid the nationwide curbs on movement.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Hisua in Bihar, Anil Singh, has defied the lockdown guidelines and travelled in his personal vehicle to Kota to bring back his son and wife.

According to reports, MLA Anil Singh was issued a special pass by Nawada SDM after which he left for Kota to bring back his son and wife.

The incident has drawn sharp criticism as Bihar Chief Minister until Saturday refused to bring back its stranded students from Kota saying such steps would make a mockery of the nationwide lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

A former Nitish Kumar aide and electoral strategist Prashant Kishor took to Twitter to attack Nitish Kumar over issuing a special pass to the BJP MLA for traveling to Kota.

“Nitish Kumar had rejected the appeal for help by hundreds of students of Bihar trapped in Kota saying it will be against the dignity of the lockdown. Now, his government has given special permission to a BJP MLA to bring his son from Kota. Nitish ji, what does your dignity say now?,” Prashant Kishor tweeted.

The opposition in Bihar mounted pressure on Nitish Kumar after Yogi Adityanath brought back students from Kota to Uttar Pradesh, but the chief minister disapproved of the move on Saturday, saying such steps would make a mockery of the nationwide lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the government data, 149 students have so far reached various districts of Bihar from Kota on their own, and have been quarantined. The homecoming process of students studying in Kota is still continuing as 10 students from Kota reached Kaimur in three vehicles on Sunday.

A team of magistrates and doctors screened all the students at the border and stamped ‘home quarantine’ on their hands. All of these students had taken special passes from the Kota district magistrate to travel to their hometowns.

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