BSP terms Lalu seeking resignation of RJD MPs a 'nautanki'

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Lucknow, Nov 5 (UNI) The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh today termed the demand of resignation by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad from his party MPs over the recent attack on North Indians in Maharashtra a mere 'nautanki' (drama).

''If Mr Prasad is really serious, he should first resign himself from the post of the Railway Minister and later withdraw support from the Centre to protest the issue,'' BSP state chief Swami Prasad Maurya said in a statement here.

Mr Maurya said seeking resignation from the party MPs was just a political gimmick of Mr Prasad to get political mileage.

''Sticking with the Railway Ministry proves that Mr Prasad has no feelings for North Indians and particularly, the people of his home state Bihar,'' he said, adding the RJD president has insulted Biharis by such demand.

Making a scathing attack on the Railway Minister, Mr Maurya said though he terms himself a ''Management Guru,'' he failed to manage helpless Biharis, who were migrating from Maharashtra out of fear every day.

The RJD president had earlier asked all Lok Sabha members of his party to tender their resignation to protest the atrocities against the North Indians in Maharastra by the MNS activists.

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