IN MEMORIAM, JP
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.