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Lalu demands high-level probe

supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of ruling BJP MLA from Purnia, Raj Kishore Keshari and called for a thorough inquiry.



Lalu demands high-level probe
Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday strongly
condemned the killing of ruling BJP MLA from Purnia, Raj
Kishore Keshari and called for a thorough inquiry.

"I strongly condemn the incident... police should
undertake a thorough probe," Prasad said.

He said even the complaint of the woman Rupam Pathak who
stabbed the MLA to the death be inquired into.

Prasad suggested that the state government should take
immediate steps for ensuring proper security of MLAs and some
distance be maintained in course of visitors meeting public
representatives.

"Killing of MLA is a shame and it tarnishes the image of
a state... it will be better if proper steps are take to
prevent it," the RJD leader said.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi strongly
condemned the killing of his party MLA and said the matter was
being probed thoroughly.

"All aspects involved in the incident will be looked into
in course of inquiry," Modi said before leaving for Purnia.

Describing Keshari as "a popular leader", he said the
incident should not be linked to "law and order" and "the
probe will establish about the mental condition of the woman
involved in the attack."

Meanwhile, state Congress leader Prem Chandra Mishra
demanded a high-level probe into the incident.

RJD Secretary General Ramkripal Yadav also condemned the
killing and said "in his (Keshari`s) death, I have lost a
close friend."

PTI

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