Ajsu chief Sudesh Mahto (centre) and others at the party’s core committee meeting in Ranchi on Monday. Picture by Prashant Mitra
Ranchi, March 10: An Ajsu delegation led by party vice-president Chandra Prakash Choudhary today called on Governor Syed Ahmed and urged him to order a CBI probe into the killing of senior leader Tileshwar Sahu in Barhi last week.
The delegation also sought adequate security cover for Sahu’s family and other prominent politicians at a time when campaigning for the general elections is about to kick off.
In a memorandum submitted to the Governor, Ajsu said that Sahu had repeatedly been pointing out severe threats to his life, which was also supplemented by intelligence reports.
Still, the state government and the official machinery remained indifferent. This in itself proved that Sahu fell prey to political conspiracies, the party claimed.
Further, the memorandum said, several Ajsu members had been killed in different parts of Jharkhand in the recent past and that the official machinery had failed take appropriate actions, despite prior intimation.
“Such type of killings is also murder of democracy,” the Ajsu said.
Thereafter, Ajsu core committee met under the leadership of party chief Sudesh Mahto to discuss its future course of action.
“The Lok Sabha elections are approaching closer. Our prominent leaders are being killed. But, we are prepared to deal with the eventualities,” he said.
Senior leader Chandra Prakash Choudhary added that party workers would hold a condolence meeting in Barhi on Wednesday at the very place where Sahu was gunned down.
The party’s parliamentary board would assemble the next day to finalise names of candidates for various Lok Sabha constituencies.