Pappu Yadav stirs controversy, tells Maoists - `Kill leaders, not jawans`

Heavily-armed Maoists attacked a 99-member Central Reserve Police Force unit, providing security to a road construction team, on April 24 afternoon, killing 25 and injuring six troopers.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 03, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Pappu Yadav stirs controversy, tells Maoists - `Kill leaders, not jawans`

Hajipur: Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik) leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Wednesday triggered a controversy by urging Maoists to kill political leaders instead of security personnel.

Speaking in Hajipur town, the expelled Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader said that Maoists should kill those who have been looting the country.

The Madhepura MP said: “Politicians (leaders) are looting the country, so Maoists should first kill them.”

Yadav's controversial statement came days after heavily-armed Maoists attacked a 99-member Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) unit, providing security to a road construction team, on April 24 afternoon, killing 25 and injuring six troopers.