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Bihar Bandh HIGHLIGHTS: Opposition protest over lathicharge on Kushwaha evokes mixed response

Bihar Bandh Today 04 Feb 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Kushwaha was injured Saturday in a clash with the police after being prevented from marching towards the Raj Bhavan to demand educational reforms in the state.

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Bihar Bandh Today LIVE Updates: RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha was beaten in a police lathicharge Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Bihar Bandh HIGHLIGHTS: The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), along with other members of the Grand Alliance, called for a ‘Bihar Bandh’ Monday in protest against its chief Upendra Kushwaha getting heavily injured in an alleged lathicharge by the state police on Saturday. The bandh evoked mixed response with normal life remaining unaffected by and large notwithstanding stray incidents of road blockade and arson, PTI reported.

Kushwaha and several other party leaders were injured in a clash with the police after being prevented from marching towards the Raj Bhavan to demand educational reforms in the state.

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Bihar Bandh Today LIVE Updates: RLSP is protesting against its leader Upendra Kushwaha getting beaten in a police lathicharge at his Aakrosh march Saturday. Follow HIGHLIGHTS

Another instance of tensions being created ahead of elections: Bihar CM on bandh

Asked about the bandh called by the opposition parties in the state in protest against the lathi charge on RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday, the chief minister said: "it was another instance of tensions being created ahead of elections to garner votes", reports PTI.

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Congress, RJD and other Grand Alliance members condemn attack on Kushwaha

Congress leaders including AICC in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, BPCC president Madan Mohan Jha and chairman of the committee for Lok Sabha elections Akhilesh Prasad Singh rushed to the PMCH to enquire about the RLSP chief’s health and deplored the police action likening it to the brutality of the British Raj.

Congress leaders including AICC in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, BPCC president Madan Mohan Jha and chairman of the committee for Lok Sabha elections Akhilesh Prasad Singh rushed to the PMCH to enquire about the RLSP chief’s health and deplored the police action likening it to the brutality of the British Raj.

CPI M supports RLSP call for Bihar Bandh

CPI (M) Bihar unit has supported the RLSP's call for 'Bihar Bandh' Monday in protest against Upendra Kushwaha's getting heavily injured in an alleged lathicharge by the state police on Saturday. Condemning the police action, the CPI (M) has urged the trade unions and its party cadre to support the Bandh and blocking of roads.

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Bihar Bandh Today LIVE Updates: The opposition parties including the Congress, HAM, RJD forwarded their support to RLSP in their protest. (File/PTI)

Upendra Kushwaha was beaten Saturday during his ‘Aakrosh’ march, demanding educational reforms in the state. The rally was organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary of late Jagdeo Prasad, the tallest leader of Bihar from the Kushwaha community, considered the party’s primary support base. The

Armed with lathis (sticks) and raising slogans denouncing the state government for failing to do the needful on the party’s charter of demands on educational reforms, the RLSP leaders came to blows with policemen at the Dak Bungalow crossing, about two kilometres from the Governor’s residence.

The opposition parties including the Congress, HAM, RJD forwarded their support to RLSP in their protest.