BJP legislators intensified their protest against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, staging demonstrations both inside and outside the Assembly and demanding his resignation over controversial remarks on birth control. The uproar follows Kumar’s comments during a debate on caste census, where he suggested that girls’ education would prevent pregnancies resulting from sexual intercourse when they marry later in life.
The comment triggered opposition from BJP members and drew criticism from the National Women’s Commission (NCW), which called for an unconditional apology. In response to the backlash, Kumar retracted his remarks, stating, “I take back my remarks and do apologize to anyone who I may have offended by my remarks.”
Despite the apology, the opposition, particularly the BJP, continued to demand the resignation of the Bihar CM. Chaos ensued during the legislative council session, with opposition members raising slogans against Nitish Kumar and labeling him an “anti-Dalit and anti-women CM.”
Members of the ruling alliance staged a counter-protest and raised slogans over the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre allegedly not extending an invitation to President Droupadi Murmu to inaugurate the new Parliament building.