New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday took a jibe at Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi over his appeal to criminals for giving up anti-social activities. Taking it to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Yadav wrote, “No need to be surprised even if the infamous pair falls at the feet of criminals….after all, criminals have more AK 47 rifles than the Bihar police.” Also Read - Karnataka Minister Makes Shocking Remark, Says Farmers Who Die by Suicide Are Cowards

His comments a day after Sushil Modi had requested criminals not to indulge in the illegal activities during the ongoing period of Pitri Paksh. News agency ANI released a video in which he was seen saying, “I urge criminals with the folded hands to give up their anti-social activities during this period. You go on doing as you wish at other times and keep the police on their toes, but during these 15-16 days of religious festivities, do not indulge in any activity that tarnishes the image of Bihar, brings a bad name to the holy town of Gaya and gives the visitors a reason to complain.” Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Slams Modi Government Over Coronavirus Vaccine, Asks 'What Does PM Stand By'

The fortnight-long “Pitri Paksh Mela” to worship ancestor was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister at Gaya on Sunday.

The RJD leader’s comment was in the backdrop of their claim of the spurt in crimes across the state in the recent past and the alleged use of automatic rifles in the murder of an ex-Mayor in Muzaffarpur on Sunday.