NEW DELHI: The reported thrashing of three persons on suspicion of transporting beef in Bihar is a "clear confirmation" of the BJP assuming power in the state, a top CPI(M) leader said today.
"It is a clear confirmation that BJP has assumed power in Bihar. Now only Hindutva policies will be implemented while he (Nitish Kumar) continues to remain the Chief Minister," CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters here.
Responding to questions, he said lynching and mob violence have "entered Bihar as soon as the BJP came to power there."
Reports said a mob in Shahpur near Ara town of Bhojpur district led by cow vigilantes today thrashed a truck driver and two others and overpowered them. The police later seized the truck and detained the three persons.