Bihar BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal’s murder a blot on Indian democracy: Congress

“Death itself is condemnable, be it a person from BJP or any other party," said Congress leader Meem Afzal.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: August 19, 2016 11:25 am
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The Congress Party has said that the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashok Jaiswal is a blot on Indian democracy and asked the Bihar government to take appropriate action against the perpetrators of the crime.

“Death itself is condemnable, be it a person from BJP or any other party. Killing in politics is a blot Indian democracy and no matter where it happens it is wrong. I think the Bihar government, taking cognizance of the matter, should penalise the responsible person behind this incident,” Congress leader Meem Afzal told ANI.

Jaiswal was reportedly shot dead by unknown assailants in the Danapur area. An upset state BJP unit had called for total shutdown in the area in response. Jaiswal is the second BJP leader from Bihar to have been murdered. In February this year, Bihar BJP vice president Visheshwar Ojha was killed in Arrah in Bhojpur district.

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