Nitish flays Centre

Patna: Pointing to the gravity of the police action on Baba Ramdev, Bihar Chief Minister on Monday said even the Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognisance of the incident.

"The apex court has taken suo motu cognisance of the incident…. The nature of Congress has remained unchanged as whenever it comes to power, it takes recourse of such action…. What was the necessity of lobbing tear gas shells there?" he asked.

"While central ministers on behalf of the government held talks with Ramdev at Delhi airport, what provoked the Centre to take this extreme step?"

Alleging that the `brutal use` of force was a sign of atrocity, he said the Centre and Congress owed an explanation to the nation.

Flaying Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his `unsavoury` remark, Kumar said the type of language being used by people in Congress, the country would see that these people reply to the judiciary and people about their utterances.

"The Congress holds an opportunistic policy…. First it kneels down and then wield lathis when one refuses to fall in line," he alleged.

The Government would have to explain before what were the issues on which Ramdev had reneged on, the Chief Minister said, apparently referring to the charges of Union Ministers Kapil Sibal and Subodh Kant Sahay.