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‘Pain of migrants will translate into votes in Bihar elections’: Sanjay Nirupam

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, the party’s sole star campaigner from Maharashtra for the Bihar Assembly elections, speaks to Sandeep Ashar on how the reverse migration during the lockdown, actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and the Narendra Modi factor will play out in the polls. Congress says the BJP is using actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death for Bihar polls. Has the case had an impact on the ground? The actor’s death case has nothing to do with politics or Bihar elections. Unfortunately, parties are trying to exploit it for their own reasons. It is wrong. Prima facie it seems that the actor died by suicide.

Even the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi) panel has said so. Nobody should make his death a part of electioneering. This is against basic election principles. You were yourself critical of the way the Mumbai police handled the case. I still feel that Mumbai Police should have shown more speed and created a perception that they were serious about the investigation. From an outside perspective, it did seem as if they were not serious about this. The actor’s followers took advantage of this and said it should be handed over to the CBI.

News source ~ Indian Express