Maoists call for black day to protest PM’s visit
Maoists in Bihar’s Magadh zone has extended their 72-hour bandh call by another 24 hours to mark a black day to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Parivartan Rally (rally for change) scheduled in Gaya on Sunday, even as BJP leaders informed that the PMO had called off his visit to Mahabodhi temple complex, the June 2013 serial terror attack site.
The Maoists have threatened people to shut down shops.
The PM is scheduled to address a rally in Gaya as part of the second leg of his Bihar tour, that kicked off in Muzaffarpur on July 25.
Bihar DGP P K Thakur said, a high alert has been issued and a four-layered security is in place with CoBRA battalions of the CRPF and district police forces in Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Gaya and Nawada scouring the peripheral and interior areas to block Maoist movement.
Regional spokesman for the Maoists Magadh zone, identifying himself as Manas, said, the organisation would enforce the bandh.
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- At least two police vehicles were damaged in the incident which took place around 7pm on Saturday in the West Champaran district.
- RJD state president Jagdanand Singh has already directed party’s district presidents to mobilise workers for the event.
- Many Congress leaders believe that the new All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Bihar, Bhakta Charan Das, will have a difficult time renewing the organisation in the face of factional feuds in the state unit and a fear of split.
- A directive by the Bihar police said it was imperative that appropriate action should be taken against persons putting social media posts having offensive or abusive tenor.
- The sand mafia in Bihar was highly frustrated after the state government’s recent ban on transportation of sand and stone chips, by trucks with 14 or more wheels, to prevent overloading.
- Last year, farmers of the Seemanchal region were compelled to sell maize at throw away prices against the MSP of ₹1850 per quintal.
- BSEB exams 2021: Bihar students alleged the state education board for playing with their future just for sticking to its exam calendar. Students also cried that unlike other education boards, BSEB has not reduced syllabus which has added to their woes.
- Bihar would be deprived of 150 MW power if the NTPC were to shut down its BTPS plant.
- The current situation only complicates the existing challenges for the commission that is already grappling with cases pending for the last several months
- The DGP said the police had got some important clues after interrogating several persons and is expecting to work the case out, soon. The DGP also said that contract killers were employed to kill Rupesh Kumar.
- The use of EVMs in rural polls in Bihar is going to take place for the first time but many other states, namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, have used voting machines for panchayat polls held in the last few years.