PATNA: LJP supremo Ramvilas Paswan today charged the Nitish Kumar government with carrying large scale transfer of IAS and IPS officials with an eye on the coming Assembly elections and said he will urge the Centre to impose President's Rule in Bihar for a free and fair poll.
The state government had transferred 41 IPS and 36 IAS officials with an aim to maximise its electoral benefits, the Union Minister told reporters in reply to a question.
Paswan said a delegation of his party would meet the Election Commission (EC) tomorrow and give representation on the large scale transfer and posting of officials by the Bihar government.
The LJP delegation would also meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to demand imposition of President's Rule in Bihar so that the Assembly polls could be held in a free and fair manner, the Union Food Minister said.
The LJP supremo alleged that since there were three chief ministers running the state government comprising Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and another from the Congress, the large scale transfers must have been carried out to serve their interests.
Expressing dissatisfaction with the transfers, he said the state government should explain whether the officials were performing or not and if they were good, why they were transferred and if not, why they were deputed on those post from where they have been transferred.
On Jan Adhikar Party founder Pappu Yadav getting 'Y' category security, he said the matter comes under purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which must have taken account of the threat perception before elevating his security.