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Rajnath expresses concern over Punjab violence

BJP President Rajnath Singh today had a telephonic discussion with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the violence in the state following the attack on a Dera leader in Vienna on Sunday.

delhi Updated: May 25, 2009 20:40 IST

BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday had a telephonic discussion with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the violence in the state following the attack on a Dera leader in Vienna on Sunday.

"The BJP President called up Badal and expressed concern over the violence in Punjab. The two leaders exchanged notes on the issue and the steps being taken to handle the situation," a source close to Rajnath told PTI.

Badal, who is head of Shiromani Akali Dal, is an ally of the BJP-led NDA.

Violence erupted in Jalandhar and spread to other parts of Punjab after the death of the Dera leader in Vienna became public. Army and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in the state and curfew imposed to control the situation.