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The state president of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha was shot dead near the Chhattar Manzil on Sunday morning. He has been identified as Ranjit Bachchan aka Ranjit Yadav. In October, another right-wing leader, Kamlesh Tiwari, had been shot dead in his office in Lucknow. He was on a morning walk when he was shot by bike-borne assailants.