JD(U) condemns TDP chief`s arrest
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 21:32
New Delhi: The JD(U) today condemned the arrest of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and his party members by the Maharashtra government and said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should intervene into the matter, demanding "immediate" release of the leaders.

"I want to demand that government of India and Prime Minister should intervene into the matter. They (Naidu and his party leaders) should immediately be released (from judicial custody)," JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav told reporters here.

Yadav described the arrest of the TDP chief and his party leaders as "unconstitutional and unjustified" and said they only wanted to see the Babhli barrage site and there was no harm in it.

"But they were not allowed to visit the barrage site and arrested. This is unfortunate," he said.

"They should be allowed to visit the site. There is no problem in it. The case is (pending) with the tribunal where Maharashtra government can present their stand." he said.

Yadav said that there has been "continuous tension" over the question of water between many states and suggested, "We should solve this question in time."

"After floods in Punjab and Haryana, allegations and counter-allegations are on. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, take the name of any state, there are differences everywhere," he said.

To a question on the alleged financial irregularities in Bihar, Yadav said, "Our party functionaries are transparent. Government will present its stand before the court."


First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 21:32

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