Ensure security to Union Ministers: Cong to EC
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 18:27
Patna: Accusing the Nitish Kumar government of 'ignoring' the security of its Union Ministers on election tour in Bihar, Congress today asked the Election Commission to ensure proper security for them.

"So far, the Nitish Kumar government has not paid due attention to the security to be provided to our union ministers on tour of the state," state Congress spokesperson Prem Chandra Mishra told reporters.

"We have informed the Election Commission about the problem and sought its intervention," he said.

He alleged that even senior ministers like C P Joshi and Mukul Wasnik, who is also party's Bihar affairs in-charge, had not been provided with the security according to the status they enjoyed during their recent visits.

Wasnik had to come to Patna from Samastipur after the rally addressed by AICC General secretary Rahul Gandhi on September four without proper security, Mishra claimed.

"Joshi who was on Bihar tour yesterday too did not find adequate security for him," he alleged and asserted that similar treatment was made with union ministers Sachin Pilot and Jatin Prasada during their visit to the state recently.

"Bihar being a state where 33 out of the 38 districts are Naxal affected and also in the wake of recent killing of policemen by Maoists in Lakhisarai, immediate steps are required to make fool-proof security arrangements for the Central ministers visiting the state for campaigning," he said.


First Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 18:27

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