RLSP sponsored ‘Bihar Bandh’ begins on peaceful note

RLSP sponsored ‘Bihar Bandh’ begins on peaceful note

Agency News

Patna, Feb 4 : ‘Bihar Bandh’ called by Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) today in protest against police baton charge on its chief and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha two days back, leaving him seriously injured, commenced on a peaceful note.

State police headquarters sources said here that ‘Bihar Bandh’ failed to evoke any response in any part of the state adding that no untoward incident had been reported from anywhere so far. Additional police personnel had been deployed at the important places in the state capital and other districts as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, RLSP blocked the main road near Raja Bazar and Jagdeo Path in the state capital for nearly two hours to protest against police baton charge on Mr Kushwaha.

Bandh activists disrupted road traffic near Patna Junction too for some time.

RLSP workers disrupted movement of New Delhi-Patna Rajdhani Express at Ara railway station but the train movement was restored after Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel chased them away.

As it is, RLSP called ‘Bihar Bandh’ after police baton charge on Mr Kushwaha and other party leaders and workers during the party sponsored ‘Akrosh March’ to Raj Bhawan in the state capital on February 2. RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and Vikasshil Vikas Party (VIP) extended their support to ‘Bihar Bandh’. (UNI)