Patna (Bihar), June 17 (ANI): General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday accused the Janata Dal (United) protesters of molesting women minority cell workers of the BJP here.
Rudy said that Nitish Kumar had sent JD (U) workers to the BJP office to demonstrate which resulted in violence. "How do the JD (U) workers come few kilometers away to the BJP office is for Nitish Kumar to answer," Rudy said.
Rudy said that there is a growing frustration in Nitish Kumar as he is fully aware that " Narendra Modi is there to come, he is there in Bihar, in every street, in every village and every part of the state of Bihar."
The BJP had given a call for shutdown after JD (U) snapped ties with it following the nomination of Narendra Modi to lead its election campaign for the upcoming 2014 parliamentary elections.
Both the JD (U) and BJP leaders blamed each other for the violence.
The clashes took place when workers of Bihar's ruling party, JD (U), revolted against the shutdown call given by the BJP.
The BJP leaders denounced the JD (U) workers for attacking women workers. "Some people came to BJP office with sticks and attacked the BJP workers. Women were standing peacefully there and a woman got hurt. If Manmohan Singh has given JD (U) the certificate of being secular, then that does not mean that they will pull a woman's dress? This is intolerable," said senior BJP leader, Shahnawaz Hussain.
JD (U) leader Sabir Ali said that it was the BJP workers who instigated the violence. "If you want to call a peaceful shutdown, please go ahead. I saw it in the footage that JD (U) workers were attacked with huge bamboo sticks. This shows their mentality," said Ali.