Congress joint opposition walked out from the Rajya Sabha over misuse of the (NHRC) in the Bihar hooch tragedy. Several parliamentarians from parties belonging to Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal (United), and Trinamool congress. The party walked out from the upper house raising the issue when zero hour was being conducted.
However, BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad and Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) MP Chirag Paswan raised the concern over.
In a press, Manoj Jha accused BJP, “NHRC is being used as a political tool in Bihar hooch tragedy issue,” said Jha, adding “Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s own state Gujarat faces hooch tragedy on every third month but the NHRC never visited there.”
The issue was brought up in response to information that the NHRC has chosen to send its own investigation team to undertake an “on-the-spot” examination into the Bihar hooch catastrophe, which has resulted in the deaths of over 60 people.
“The Commission would like to know about the relief and rehabilitation given by the state government as well as the measures taken or proposed to be taken to dismantle clandestine hooch manufacturing hotspots across the state with a view to completely eradicate this social menace, intermittently happening in the state of Bihar,” the rights panel said.
The tragic incident occurred in Saran’s district in Bihar. The spurious liquor consumption left 60 people dead. The incident raised concern in Bihar’s Assembly.