Jamshedpur: A day after former Chief Minister, Arjun Munda expressed concern over terrorist outfits growing presence in Jharkhand the Congress party held him squarely responsible for the same.
The Congress party, which is an important ally of the incumbent Hemant Soren government, said that intelligence bureau of the state that is otherwise supposed to work on collecting intelligence inputs concerning security of the state was engaged in spying political opponents of the then Chief Minister Munda during his seven-year-long regime, in all.
The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress spokesperson, Manoj Yadav said here on Wednesday that Munda should explain to the people of the state why intelligence wing of the state police has failed to perform effectively on past several occasions that led to massive police casualties in Maoist attacks over the years in Jharkhand.
“Let alone Patna serial bomb explosion incident, the state intelligence bureau has failed to collect vital intelligence inputs about (CPI) Maoists plans to kill the security personnel on several occasion in last 13 years since Jharkhand was formed,” said Yadav apparently putting Munda in the dock as he was the chief minister of the state for the longest term, thus far.
Munda on Tuesday held the incumbent Jharkhand government equally responsible with the counterpart Bihar for the intelligence failure that led to serial bomb explosions in Patna during Narendra Modi’s public rally on October 27.
The newly anointed spokesperson of the state Congress party said that nine month old present government of the state is working tirelessly to streamline the police machinery.
“I have no hesitation to charge the BJP leader (Munda) of misusing the police machinery (including the intelligence) for political purpose at the cost of the security of the state,” said Yadav.