IN ME­MO­RIAM, JP

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With Lok Sabha elec­tions round the cor­ner, the BJP has wo­ken up to its 2015 as­sem­bly poll prom­ise of build­ing a me­mo­rial to so­cial­ist leader Jayaprakas­h Narayan.

Two build­ings, one by the Cen­tre and the other by the state gov­ern­ment, have come up at Sitab Diara near JP’s birth­place in Bi­har’s Saran dis­trict. Saran MP Ra­jiv Pratap Rudy has re­quested PM Modi to in­au­gu­rate the me­mo­rial on JP’s birth an­niver­sary on Oc­to­ber 11. Con­sid­er­ing Rudy has been in the wilder­ness since he was dropped as a min­is­ter last year, it could be his mo­ment in the sun again.

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