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Pressure on Cabinet to ban Bajrang Dal

October 08, 2008 20:23 IST

The Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday saw demands for banning Bajrang Dal and imposition of President's rule in Orissa where Christians have been targeted in the recent past.

At the meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images], Home Minister Shivraj Patil [Images] presented a report sent by the state government on the situation, sources said.

In the report, the BJD-BJP government is understood to have said that it had done everything possible to check violence.

Apparently not satisfied with the report, some ministers, including Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad, demanded imposition of President's rule in the state by invoking of Article 356, sources said.

They also demanded a ban on Bajrang Dal, which has been accused of being responsible for the violence against Christians in Orissa.

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