Army aspirants not part of mob, attack on house a plot: BJP neta | India News – Times of India

PATNA: Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal’s residence in Bettiah town was vandalised on Friday during protests against the Agnipath army recruitment scheme, the second such incident of attack on senior party leaders’ houses in Bihar during the day.
A mob had earlier attacked the residence of deputy CM Renu Devi in the same town in Paschim Champaran district, although the senior BJP leader was away in Patna.
Speaking to reporters, Jaiswal, the local MP, claimed he has identified many of the attackers who were “not army aspirants” and they had come with the intention of “blowing up the building.
“My house was attacked as part of a planned conspiracy. Stones were hurled and attempts were made to set it ablaze by pouring diesel. A cylinder bomb (contraption made of LPG cylinders) has also been left behind by the mob, which had the intention of blowing up the building,” he said.
Jaiswal, who has been a trenchant critic of the Nitish Kumar government in the state despite his party being an alliance partner, rued “lack of sufficient alertness on part of the administration”.
“It is the handiwork of opposition-sponsored goons. Aggrieved students would not target BJP leaders,” Devi has alleged, citing the vandalisation of a petrol pump owned by a close relative of Jaiswal.
Union minister Giriraj Singh on Friday blamed the RJD for arson and violence, and said the opposition party will have to answer. He also urged state governments to identify non-students in the protests and alleged some political parties have been using students as shield to destroy public assets.
“Biharis are dying in RJD’s angry protests in which public properties are also being burnt. The RJD will have to answer to Bihar,” said Singh, an MP from Begusarai.

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