Lok Rajniti Manch expresses concern over the mysterious death of Indian Justice Party (IJP) candidate from Jaunpur, Bahadur Lal Sonkar (48 years old), whose body was found hanging from a tree.
It is very unfortunate that on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti such a gory incident has taken place.
We demand a CBI enquiry into the incident and that appropriate legal action take place without delay against those who are responsible for the death of Bahadur Lal Sonkar.
Bahadur Lal was a dalit leader in Jaunpur. We are concerned that despite the fact that Bahadur Lal had reportedly informed the authorities about the death-threats and had demanded security. Neither the security he requested nor any other action took place to preempt such killing.
The criminalization of politics is of extreme concern. Those with criminal backgrounds should be barred from politics: