Lalu demands explanation on abduction of children

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Patna, Oct 11: RJD Supremo and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad today castigated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the rising kidnap cases in the state and demanded explanation on the abduction of the children Aakash, Ankit and Golu.

Speaking to newspersons here, Mr Prasad alleged that crime was on the rise in the state and the law and order situation had taken a nosedive.

Expressing concern over the abductions, he asked, ''Kahaan hai Aakash, Ankit, Golu?'' The RJD supremo reminded his opponent about the statement of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had asked about an abducted child, ''Mera beta Kislaya kahaan hai?'' (Where is my child Kislaya?) Mr Prasad alleged that the kidnappers were taking away the children to unknown destinations and the police administration remained clueless about the abductors in each and every case.

He also alleged that other crimes, including rape, murder, attrocities on weaker sections and women, had registered a steep hike during the regime of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had failed to contain the crimes.

The Railway Minister said his party would organise a ''Chetavni rally'' to expose the failures of the Nitish Kumar government and also launch mass movement to ''bid farewell to the Nitish Kumar government.'' Mr Prasad raised fingers at his colleagues who had made their political identity during the Jay Prakash (JP) movement and alleged that such leaders were hobnobbing with the communal forces and had derailed from their mission.

Earlier, the union minister and his party's senior leaders paid homage to Mr Jay Prakash Narayan, popularly known as ''JP'', on the occasion of his 105th birth anniversary and pledged to strive and bring the have-nots into the mainstream of the society by following the ideologies and path shown by the great socialist leader.

After paying homage to Mr Narayan, Mr Prasad said the Naxalites could be curbed only by including them in the mainstream and not by bullets.


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