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BJP petitions Governor over RJD attack on its office

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

A delegation today Governor Ramnath Kovind over the attack on the office by RJD workers yesterday in the wake of raids in connection with alleged benami property deals involving RJD supremo

The delegation included senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi, state chief Nityanand Rai, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Prem Kumar, Nand Kishore Yadav, Hindustani Awam Morcha general secretary Anil Kumar, LJP's Rajeev Tiwari and Satyanand Dangi of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party.

In the memorandum, the said the area in which the RJD youth wing had taken out a protest march and attacked the BJP office is in the prohibited zone.

"With whose permission a protest march by hundreds of RJD workers was allowed and what did the police moving with them did to prevent the ugly incident?" the memorandum asked.

Beer Chand Patel Marg, in the heart of the city saw a violent clash between RJD and BJP workers after the former pelted stones at the BJP office.

"During time of attack, the vehicle of Lalu Prasad's son and minister Tej Pratap Yadav was roaming near the spot. Doesn't this indicate towards a planned conspiracy by the RJD?" the memorandum highlighted.

The delegation demanded action against those policemen who did not take any action during the incident.

The NDA leaders also highlighted that Tej Pratap Yadav had moved in a chariot followed by hundreds of two-wheeler riding supporters in the same prohibited zone on April 2, while the police did nothing.

Earlier in the day, BJP workers took out a protest march and burnt an effigy of and over yesterday's incident.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 22:48 IST