Dipankar asks Nitish to make Lalu mediator

The CPI-ML (L) Friday urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to appoint RJD president Lalu Prasad to negotiate with Maoists for the release of the policemen being held hostage by them since Sunday.

Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 23:45 PM IST

Patna: The CPI-ML (L) Friday urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to appoint RJD president Lalu Prasad to negotiate with Maoists for the release of the policemen being held hostage by them since Sunday.
"Nitish should make Lalu Prasad the mediator for negotiation with Maoists," the naxal outfit`s general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said.

He urged the state government to take appropriate steps for the resolution of the crisis.

PTI