Ojha's killing: NDA meets Bihar Guv; seeks his intervention

Ojha's killing: NDA meets Bihar Guv; seeks his intervention
The NDA, which is observing a Shahabad bandh to protest against the recent killing of BJP leader Visheshwar Ojha, today submitted a memorandum to Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind and sought his intervention in checking alleged spurt in the state's crime graph.

"We met the governor today and apprised him of the lawlessness prevailing in the state and urged him to intervene and direct the Chief Minister and Director General of Police to take appropriate steps to ensure proper law and order situation and a terror-free atmosphere," BJP state chief Mangal Pandey told reporters.

Miscreants had on Friday shot dead Bihar BJP vice president Visheshwar Ojha between Sonvarsha and Parsaura village in Bhojpur district.

Pandey said the delegation comprising prominent NDA leaders - Mangal Pandey, Jitan Ram Manjhi, Chirag Paswan, Prem Kumar, Ashwini Choubey, and Sanjay Mayukh - requested the governor to apprise the President and the Centre of the law and order situation in the state.

In its 17-point memorandum, the NDA has enumerated the major incidents of crime in recent months, including the killings of NDA leaders like BJP V-P Visheshwar Ojha, BJP leader Kedar Singh, and LJP leader Brijnathi Singh.

It also raised the issue of alleged rise in incidents of kidnappings for ransom, extortion.

The issue of alleged involvement of grand alliance's legislators in cases relating to rape, eve teasing, killings of engineers and traders in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna and alleged intimidation by the Patna IG to media persons were also raised.

Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said, "The IG is intimidating journalists openly. He is working as agent of grand alliance led by JD(U)."

BJP has given a call for 'Shahabad bandh' today to protest against the killing of the party leader and "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state. Shahabad region comprises four districts - Bhojpur, Rohtas, Kaimur, and Buxar.

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