Lalu's suggestion will lead to President's rule in Bihar: Nitish

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Patna, Nov 2 (UNI) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the suggestion of RJD president Lalu Prasad to resign all MPs and MLAs representing Bihar on Maharastra issue would not serve any purpose in ensuring security of north Indians there.

Mr Kumar said accepting suggestion of Mr Prasad would only create political vacuum that might lead to a situation to call for imposition of President rule in Bihar.

''Mr Prasad should not take otherwise about the proposal of resignation of all JD(U) MPs on the issue as it would rather help him in exerting pressure on the Centre in taking constutional action against the Maharashtra government,'' Mr Kumar said.

He said it would be ridiculous situtation while the Union ministers from Bihar were demanding imposition of President Rule in Maharashtra, the suggestion of Mr Prasad, if accepted, would lead to political chaos in the state.

If Mr Prasad, the Railway Minister, and Union Minister of Steel and Fertiliser Ram Vilas Paswan exerted pressure on the Centre, there was no reason for New Delhi to take constitutional action on Maharashtra government, Mr Kumar observed.

The Chief Minister, however, said he was not shy of resigning if it would help in finding a solution to the issue. ''Unity of all political parties from Bihar is intact on Maharstra issue and the proposal of resignation of all JD(U) MPs in this regard has not affected it as alleged by Mr Prasad,'' Mr Kumar maintained.

Mr Kumar said he skipped the NDA rally at Sonipat in Haryana yesterday as Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray was reportedly scheduled to participate in it. When President of Indian National Lok Dal Om Prakash Chautala informed us about no such programme of Mr Thackeray's participation, the JD(U) president Sharad Yadav attended the rally, he informed.

The Chief Minister demanded that MNS Chief Raj Thackeray should be booked under the charges of sedition and said the action taken against him so far by the Maharashtra government was only symbolic.


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