In a shocking flip of occasions inside Bihar’s much-touted good governance underneath Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) MLA Gopal Mandal, representing Gopalpur, discovered himself at the centre of controversy on Tuesday. Mandal’s go to to Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College & Hospital in Bhagalpur made headlines as he overtly carried a revolver in hand, triggering outrage and questions on security and safety within the state.
A video that surfaced on social media captured Mandal’s audacious behaviour as he recklessly displayed the firearm throughout the hospital premises. Despite being questioned by safety employees in regards to the weapon, the legislator reportedly justified his actions by stating, “If I don’t carry it in my hand, where else should I keep it? It’s my style.”
Dotted alliance companion Nitish Kumar’s JDU MLA Gopal Mandal walks with revolver in a hospital for “self protection” underneath the L&O of personal govt.
Few months again his son was arrested for a taking pictures case.
Just Bihar factor!pic.twitter.com/heUVhhhFRb
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Mandal, who had come to the hospital for his granddaughter’s CT scan, prompted a major commotion inside the power. The incident has since drawn widespread criticism from numerous quarters, placing a dent within the picture of the Nitish Kumar-led authorities, which has constantly introduced itself because the champion of legislation and order and a protector of the pursuits of the underprivileged.
When confronted about his conduct and the open brandishing of the firearm, Mandal cited the poor legislation and order state of affairs within the state. He claimed that the revolver was licensed, and he possessed all the required permits. However, this clarification has supplied recent ammunition for the opposition to query the credibility of the Nitish Kumar administration.
बिहार में अपराधियों के साथ अब सत्ता पक्ष के विधायक भी जनता को धमकाने में लगे हुए हैं।
सत्ता के नशे में मगरुर सत्ताधारी जेडीयू के विधायक गोपाल मंडल हाथ में रिवॉल्वर लेकर भागलपुर के अस्पताल पहुंचे और अपनी पोती की जाँच करवाई। नीतीश कुमार की पुलिस खड़ी होकर तमाशा देखती रही। गुंडाराज… pic.twitter.com/j3s65tYri7
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The incident raises considerations in regards to the security and safety of each the widespread residents and elected representatives in Bihar, contradicting the federal government’s claims of getting efficiently curbed prison actions underneath its governance. It stays to be seen how this controversy will impression the political panorama within the state and whether or not any motion shall be taken in opposition to the JD(U) MLA for his brazen behaviour.