Bihar Accident: JDU Suspends MLC Manorama Devi

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Patna: The Janta Dal(U) on Tuesday suspended party MLC Manorama Devi on the charges of “protecting her accused son Rocky Yadav”, who allegedly shot dead a 19-year old youth for overtaking his vehicle in Gaya. Rocky, who went missing since the incident on Saturday, was arrested from his father’s mixer plant in Gaya district earlier in the day.

The action against the controversial lawmaker was taken by the party state president Bashishtha Narain Singh at the advice of the party president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

“As per initial reports, the MLC has been found involved in protecting her accused son. She has acted against the rule of law. She has also violated the oath taken by the legislators in the Bihar legislative council about the total prohibition. Some bottles of liquor were found in her house during the police raids. Apparently, the MLC has violated the state government’s rule on prohibition,” Singh told TOI while confirming suspension of the MLC.

He said, a show-cause notice would soon be issued to Manorama Devi by the party and she would be asked to explain her conduct in entire episode after the killing of the youth on Saturday.