Nitish backs Rahul on ordinance, appeals PM for its withdrawal

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Nitish backs Rahul on ordinance
Patna, Sept 28: Strongly backing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's opinion on the controversial ordinance on disqualification of convicted lawmakers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw it at once.

"The ordinance is not proper...Rahul Gandhi has spoken the right thing," Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. "If you stop an improper action at any stage, it does not lower your prestige, but enhances it," he said.

"As the ordinance is facing criticism across the country, the right step will be its withdrawal. There is still time left as President has not given his approval to the ordinance," he said. Kumar said that the task of making legislation on such an important issue should be left to the Parliament.

Asked if the ordinance has been aimed at helping RJD chief Lalu Prasad who will face a judgement in fodder scam on Monday, Kumar said "it's obvious."

PTI

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