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Emissary Rudy works on Sinha

Ranchi/Hazaribagh, June 12: The BJP leadership is understood to have asked former Union minister Yashwant Sinha to call off his agitation from jail and “guide” the party’s mass campaigns against erratic power supplies and other issues concerning the common people.

This afternoon, BJP’s national general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy, national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, state in-charge Vinod Pandey and Chatra MP Sunil Kumar Singh met Sinha at Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan Central Jail, where the former external affairs minister has been lodged since June 3 after an agitation led by him allegedly turned violent.

The leaders urged Sinha, who has refused to seek bail, to consider BJP national president Rajnath Singh’s suggestion and come out of jail.

Speaking to newsmen in Ranchi, Rudy clarified that the BJP was firmly behind Sinha and the party badly needed his active participation and guidance for the success of campaigns that the organisation would take up in the coming days.

“Sinha has set an example by leading an agitation to this level at this age. The senior leadership has been keeping track on every development in this issue. We have come here to meet Sinhaji with national president Rajnathji’s message. We also discussed with him the future course of action,” the Chapra MP said while interacting with mediapersons outside the central jail.

But the BJP leaders did not clarify whether Sinha should apply for bail or the party would compel the Hemant Soren government to withdraw the complaint against Sinha. Singh and over 50 BJP workers were arrested on June 2 for allegedly manhandling JUVNL general manager Dhanesh Jha.

Last week, the BJP national president urged the former Hazaribagh MP to seek bail and come out of jail. However, Sinha turned down Singh’s suggestion, demanding that the local administration to drop the case against him and other BJP workers unconditionally.


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