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LJP demands Bihar speaker's resignation

The LJP demanded resignation of Bihar assembly speaker for his involvement in the murder of one of its leaders.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 23:14 IST

The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Monday demanded resignation of Bihar assembly speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary for his alleged involvement in the murder of one of its leaders.

State LJP president Gulam Rasool Baliyawi said there was enough evidence of Chaudhary's involvement in the murder of Rajesh Kumar.

Kumar, former MP and LJP candidate from Imamganj assembly constituency in Gaya district, was killed on January 22 last year, few days before the state assembly polls with his two bodyguards and a party worker.

Police claimed he was shot dead by suspected Maoist guerrillas of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist.

"The name of speaker Chaudhary had appeared in the police diary in connection with the murder of Kumar. Was it not sufficient for him to resign on moral grounds?" Baliyawi asked.

Chaudhary of the Janata Dal-United represents Imamganj in the state assembly.

LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan had demanded on Sunday a CBI probe into the killing of Kumar and said it was a political murder by vested interests.

First Published: Jan 23, 2006 23:14 IST