The Rashtriya Janata Dal today took a swipe at Home Minister Amit Shah after his "another strike on Pakistan" tweet posted following the Indian cricket team's win yesterday. "Sir, please do a strike on encephalitis in Bihar," the party tweeted, drawing the Home Minister's attention to an outbreak of encephalitis in Muzzaffarpur that has killed 100 children in 16 days.
"Sir, please do a strike on encephalitis in Bihar. More than 200 kids have been died due to it. Thanking you in anticipation!" the party posted on Twitter.
Sir, please do a strike on encephalitis in Bihar. More than 200 kids have been died due to it. Thanking you in anticipation! https://t.co/txeMlgmYkU— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) June 17, 2019
Yesterday, Amit Shah had praised the Men in Blue for their 89-run win in a tweet that is being seen by many as a reference to the surgical strike carried out by the army and Air Force on terror camps. Critics have accused the BJP of taking credit for the achievements of the armed forces.
Lalu Yadav's Party, which under his son and political heir Tejashwi Yadav has regularly baited the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, immediately zeroed in on a new target.
A hundred children have died due to encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur in the last 16 days. Nearly 300 children have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital.
Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is a viral disease that causes mild flu-like symptoms such as high fever, convulsions and headaches. The state health department has cited hypoglycemia, a condition caused by very low level of blood sugar, as one of the main reasons for the deaths.
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