Committee to inquire into resignation of JD(U) workers:Nitish

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Patna, May 5 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced that a high-level committee of the party would be constituted soon to inquire into the circumstances leading to the resignation of some party workers in Gaya.

After the 'janta durbar' at his official residence here, Mr Kumar told reporters that on the basis of media reports, that 64 NDA workers had resigned from the party due to alleged police excess on them, he had directed the IG(Patna range) to inquire into the matter. Action would be taken accordingly.

''I was informed that eight people were arrested during a marriage ceremony at Pakri village under Kothi police station area in Gaya district. Three of them were sent to jail while five others were released,'' he said, adding the inquiry would ascertain whether police excess was committed and also whether some NDA workers had resigned allegedly due to the same reason.

''High level party committee would consist of senior leaders not only from Bihar but also from other states and it would make an on the spot assessment of the circumstances leading to the resignation of JD(U) workers,'' Mr Kumar said.

He added that he had also discussed the matter with party president Sharad Yadav.

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