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Defending Biharis costs NCP leader his job

patna Updated: Dec 16, 2008 00:20 IST
Aloke Chatterjee

It seems taking up the cause of Biharis being attacked in Mumbai cost him his party post. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state chief Upendra Kushwaha was sacked from the post on Monday.

The state committee that was headed by him was also dissolved. Party MLC Mohan Lal Agrawal has been nominated as the new state NCP president.

NCP general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Tariq Anwar, however, clarified that Kushwaha had not been expelled from the party. "He would be given a new responsibility.”

Kushwaha said he had to pay the price for taking up the cause of Bihar after a series of attacks on Bihari youth in Mumbai.

“Senior NCP leaders had even threatened me and told me not to criticise the Maharashtra government,” he said.