Lalu can influence Centre for action against Maharshtra govt:Nitish

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Patna, Nov 6 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said Railway Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad could alone ensure action against the Maharashtra government on the issue of safety and security of the Biharis if he really intended to do so.

Mr Kumar told mediapersons here that Mr Prasad had 'powerful influence' on the Centre and was in a position to exert pressure on the Manmohan Singh government for action against Maharashtra government to ensure safety and security of the Biharis there.

'' I alongwith all party delegation met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on October 27 and demanded judicial inquiry into the continuous violence against north Indians, especially Biharis,'' the Chief Minister said it was now for Mr Prasad to pursue the matter and take it to logical conclusion.

When asked about Mr Prasad's call for enmasse resignation of MPs, MLAs and MLCs of all political parties from Bihar on the issue of Maharashtra violence, he said it would lead to circumstances for imposition of President's Rule in Bihar.

'' Union Minister of Steel and Fertiliser Ram Vilas Paswan had demanded imposition of President's Rule in Maharshtra for its inaction against the elements involved in attack on Biharis,'' Mr Kumar said, adding if suggestion of Mr Prasad was accepted, then President's Rule would have to be imposed in Bihar.

Mr Kumar said all JD(U) MPs would resign from Lok Sabha tomorrow and Mr Prasad could utilise it to exert pressure on the Centre for taking action against the Maharashtra government to ensure safety and security of Biharis there.

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