Taking a lesson from the past mistake, the RJD entered into an alliance with the CPI-ML
this time around.
Main factors and issues: Arrah is the only constituency that has been spared for the CPI-ML
by the Lalu Prasad-led RJD from its share of seats.
A day after the Karnataka governor invited the BJP to form government in the state on the ground of it being the single largest party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, backed by its Grand Alliance partners and Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML
), a left party, marched to the Raj Bhawan on Friday and staked claim to form government in Bihar on similar ground.
The ultras killed CPI-ML
legislator Mahendra Singh in January 2005.
Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India (Marxists-Leninists) (CPI-ML
) has given a call for shutdown on Friday January 16 to protest the acquittal of all the accused persons in the Shankar Bigha massacre.
Meanwhile, angry villagers led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Lenninist (CPI-ML
) held protest rallies in Bhojpur district, shut down shops and burnt effigies of the chief minister while demanding the arrest and stringent punishment of the culprits.
The RJD was also willing to spare at least a pair of seats from its quota for the CPI-ML
after the party general secretary Bhattacharya expressed words of sympathy and solidarity with Prasad when he was convicted in the fodder scam and when his bail petition was rejected by the trial CBI court and Jharkhand High Court.
Protesting against it, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML
) walked out of the house, and refused to accept Banerjee's contention that the hike was being given to counter the rise in the price of essential commodities.
The dead and injured are said to have been affilaited to the CPI-ML
What was a trickle in the morning turned into a flood by the evening as the leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samiti, BJP, CPI, CPI-ML
New Democracy and others came to the venue in huge processions.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), CPI-ML
, Dipankar Bhattacharya said that an enquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be conducted into the case.
The meeting attended by TRS President K, Chandrasekhar Rao and leaders of the BJP, CPI-ML
New Democracy and other organisations also decided to call for the two-day Rail Roko programme on July 8 and 9.