Nitish rules out differences with BJP over resignation issue

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Patna, Nov 10 (UNI) The Maharashtra issue has apparently caused fissures between the JD(U) and BJP, the main coalition partners of the NDA, as both have chosen separate lines to lodge their protests against the assault on Biharis by MNS activists in Mumbai.

The JD(U) went ahead by putting the papers of its MPs from the Lok Sabha on the issue. However, the BJP, which described it as an uncalled for step, stayed away from the resignation strategy.

The fate of the five JD(U) MPs, who submitted their resignation papers on November 7 on the Maharashtra issue, is likely to be decided today by the Lok Sabha Speaker. After putting their papers, the MPs had stated they they would fight till the end for the dignity of the people of their own soil.

The BJP, though vociferously demanding for sacking the Maharashtra government over the issue, felt that instead of resigning, political leaders, cutting accross party lines, should launch a united movement for safety of the people of Bihar who were being attacked outside the state, including in Maharahstra, Delhi and Assam.

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