Congress names Tytler Bihar in-charge

Jagdish Tytler, Mass murderer

Bihar, India: Former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler, who failed to get a Congress ticket for the recent Lok Sabha elections in the wake of the controversy over his alleged involvement in the 1984 Sikh Genocide, was on Friday made party in-charge of Bihar.

Tytler has replaced Iqbal Singh, who was made the Lt Governor of Puducherry early this week, as the party braces for Assembly elections in the state due next year after virtually snapping its ties with the RJD.

The veteran of Delhi politics was given a Congress ticket from the North East seat but after the incident of a Sikh journalist hurling a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram on the anti-Sikh riots issue brought fresh focus on the cases in which Tytler is an accused, he was dropped as the party candidate along with Sajjan Kumar.

His appointment has come at a time when a sizeable section of the state Congress is advocating that it should not have any truck with Lalu Prasad’s RJD which has been an ally of the party in the state for the last 11 years.

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