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JD-U seeks Shinde's apology over 'insulting' letter to Nitish

JD-U seeks Shindes apology over insulting letter to Nitish

New Delhi: JD (U) Thursday disrupted proceedings in Parliament seeking an apology from Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over his "insulting" letter to Bihar government over Naxal issue.

The strong missive from Shinde, who rapped the state government for its "failure" in controlling Maoist activities, has apparently not gone down well with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was of late warming up to Congress after breaking away from NDA.

In both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, JD(U) members stormed into the Well carrying placards that said the Home Minister should seek "apology" for writing the "insulting letter".

Some JD (U) members were also heard saying that the Home Minister should be sacked.

In the Rajya Sabha, JD (U) members led by Sabir Ali trooped into the Well, while senior leader Shivanand Tiwari joined the protest from his seat.

Shinde, in his letter, had said the situation in the state has become alarming and there is complete breakdown in coordination between the state police and Central forces.

He had also advised the Chief Minister to examine the successful counter-insurgency models in other states and adopt them in Bihar.

"We have noticed a complete breakdown in coordination between the state police and the Central forces as well as with the neighbouring states like Jharkhand," Shinde wrote in his letter to Kumar.

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