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BJP MP facing threat to life from Maoists

Last Updated: Friday, May 7, 2010 - 14:01

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed a flutter over reports that BJP member Rajiv Pratap Rudy was facing a threat to his life from Maoists.

Members from different parties including Congress demanded
adequate security for Rudy.

Raising the issue in a special mention, SS Ahluwalia
(BJP) said a map of Rudy`s house in Vasantpur village in
Chapra district of Bihar was recovered from an arrested `Area
Commander` of CPI-Maoist, who wanted to blow the MP`s house.

Terming it "an attempt to stifle" the voice of those
taking a stand against Maoists, Ahluwalia demanded that Rudy`s
house should be provided adequate security.

PJ Kurien (Congress) joined the issue saying the entire
House associates with the concern as the issue was above party

Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan said Rudy has written a
letter to the Chairman in this regard. "This will be sent to
the Home Ministry...this is a serious issue," he said.

Najma Heptulla (BJP) said this is a privilege matter, a
contention with which the Chair did not agree.

Rudy said the issue did not merely relate to his personal
security. It is a matter of concern that every MP who takes a
stand against the Maoists would be targetted.


First Published: Friday, May 7, 2010 - 14:01
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