press trust of india
Patna, 8 July
Mounting an all out attack against the Nitish Kumar government, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today began a 24-hour fast in the state capital to protest against the police firing in Bagaha and the serial blasts in Bodh Gaya “due to security lapses”.
Accompanied by Bihar BJP president Mangal Pandey and other leaders, Mr Modi began his fast outside the Sri Krishna Memorial hall near Gandhi Maidan police station. Speaking on the occasion, he lambasted the state government for police firing in Bagaha in which six Tharu tribal people were killed last month.
He also accused the government of adopting “insensitive attitude” towards the victims by failing to provide Rs 10 lakh compensation to kins of victim as demanded by the BJP. Had the state government paid heed to the intelligence tip off, yesterday’s blasts could have been prevented, he said.