Bihar Speaker has links with Maoists, say intel agencies

Bihar Speaker has links with Maoists, say intel agencies

Intelligence agencies have reported that Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary, who is contesting Lok Sabha elections, has allegedly entered into a pact with the Maoists to get support in the polls, drawing a strong denial from him.

According to the report submitted to the Union Home Ministry on Monday, “Input dated 30/03/14 reveals that Maoists active in Jamui area have reportedly come to an understanding with JD(U) candidate Uday Narayan Chaudhary and reportedly given him assurance to support him during GPE-14 (General Parliamentary Election).”

Denying the claims, Chaudhary questioned the authenticity of the intelligence report. “The allegation is completely baseless. It is nothing but a political conspiracy of my opponents. I am going to win the election and that is why my opponents are hatching conspiracy against me,” he said in Jamui.

Chaudhary is the JD(U) candidate from Jamui and is contesting against LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan. He said intelligence agencies should provide proof otherwise he would be forced to take legal action against them.

The agencies suggested that Chaudhary recently contacted Sidhu Koda alias Sidhu Manjhi, platoon commander, special platoon of CPI (Maoist) and pursued him to support him in elections. “Sidhu Koda and other Maoist leaders reportedly decided to support Uday Narayan Chaudhary in lieu of money,” the report claimed.

Maoists have allegedly been sending bulk text messages demanding poll boycott.