Patna: Jailed former legislator Munna Shukla of the ruling Janata Dal (United) on Friday distributed pamphlets appealing to people to participate in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's "Adhikar Yatra". The pamphlets were distributed on Friday within the court premises at Muzaffarpur, where Munna Shukla was brought for a hearing, police said.
Munna Shukla, whose wife Annu Shukla is a JD(U) legislator, is currently lodged in Muzaffarpur Jail, about 70 km from the state capital. Only last week, Munna Shukla made news when he called up the director of an engineering college demanding a "donation" of Rs.7 crore for the "Adhikar Yatra" of the chief minister.
Munna Shukla, who faces several criminal cases related to murder, attempt to murder, extortion and abduction, is serving out a life sentence that was handede down to him by a court for the murder of a minister.
Shukla, who was brought to the court in handcuffs, distributed pamphlets in Hindi appealing to people to attend the "Adhikar" rallies of the chief minister. He also requested people gathered at the court to join the rally, even as policemen looked on....more
05:46 PM, Nov 02, 2012
Patna: The opposition on Monday slammed the ruling JD(U) after a jailed former MLA allegedly called up an engineering college director demanding Rs two crore, while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said action would be taken. After meeting the director, RJD president Lalu Prasad said "this is the true face of the rule of the NDA" of which the JD(U) is the senior partner in Bihar. "Chief Minister Nitish Kumar time...
06:50 PM, Oct 29, 2012