Chidambaram should apprise Parliament on hostage crisis: BJP

A concerned BJP said it was shocking to learn that abducted Malkangiri district collector R V Krishna is yet to be released by the Maoists.

New Delhi: A concerned BJP on Thursday said
it was shocking to learn that abducted Malkangiri district
collector R V Krishna is yet to be released by the Maoists and
demanded that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram apprise
Parliament about the situation.

"It is shocking to learn that he has not yet been
released. Since, he is from (the administrative) service and I
think, the Home Minister should come down and inform
Parliament about the latest situation because we are all
concerned about his welfare," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap
Rudy told reporters.

He said it was more shocking that on one hand, people
were told that the collector has been released but on the
other, it seems that the negotiators were not succeeding in
ensuring his safe return.

"It is very shocking and we are very concerned," he
said.

Complicating the hostage crisis, Maoists last night
demanded that five key Naxals be freed immediately in return
for quick release of Krishna, a 2005 batch IAS officer, even
as they set free abducted junior engineer Pabitra Majhi.

PTI

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