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Lalu welcomes Raj's arrest

Railway Minister and RJD chief, Lalu Prasad on Wednesday welcomed Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray's arrest.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2008 08:19 PM IST

Railway Minister and RJD chief, Lalu Prasad on Wednesday welcomed Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray's arrest.

He said the Constitution did not permit any political party or individual to involve in an act detrimental to India's unity and integrity.

"It is a right step. I welcome the decision," Prasad said while reacting to Thackeray's arrest.

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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew a Mirage 2000, the aircraft that was used for bombing Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) targets in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26, 2019. (ANI PHOTO).
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