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BJP to pressurize Nitish Govt. to approach SC and get Shahabuddin's bail cancelled

Updated: Sep 12, 2016 17:19 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday saidit will carry out massive protests to pressurize the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government to approach the Supreme Court and get former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin's bail cancelled.

Sushil Modi, BJP state chief for Bihar, said they will ask the Nitish government to hire best lawyers and get Shahabuddin's bail cancelled.

"We will organize massive protest to pressurise the state government to approach the Supreme Court and get Shahabuddin's bail cancelled. We will ask the state government to hire best lawyers and get his bail cancelled. What Shahabuddin said is correct-Nitish Kumar won because of Lalu," said Modi.

Further backing Shahabuddin's statement that Nitish became the Bihar Chief Minister due to "circumstances", Modi said, "Nitish Kumar's vote share was very low. It is because Lalu is an accused in a scam that is why he could not become the chief minister, otherwise there we no chance of Nitish being bestowed with the coveted post."

Shahabuddin had been sent to jail in November 2005 in connection with the murder of Rajiv Ranjan, a prime witness in the murder of his two brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj. The brothers had been murdered in Siwan in August 2004. (ANI)