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President's rule the only option: Paswan

February 27, 2005 09:30 IST
Last Updated: February 27, 2005 14:55 IST

Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday advocated President's rule in Bihar.

With the LJP looking set to win a clutch of seats and both the Ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance failing to win a clear mandate, Paswan has emerged as a king-maker in Bihar.

Also see: Cong sweeps Haryana; Paswan gains in Bihar

Earlier in the day, RJD spokesman Sivanand Tiwari said his party would approach Paswan to seek support for forming the government.

Out of the 119 results out so far, LJP has won 10 seats. RJD had won 34 and NDA 52.

Paswan said the people of Bihar have rejected both the communal BJP and casteist RJD.

Also see: NDA leads with 36 wins in Bihar

He added that the fact that the RJD played a major role in the defeat of his party candidates in the Lok Sabha elections last year was also a reason why he will not support Lalu Prasad Yadav's party.

Paswan said under the RJD, Bihar has plunged into total lawlessness.

Also see:
Cong secures majority in Haryana
Jharkhand heading for hung assembly

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Sub: President rule mandatory

first of all my opinion is that conducting assembly elections itself, is a waste of time for a state like Bihar (the most backward state ...

Posted by Vishnu.R

Sub: President;'s rule only option

After having gone through a costly democratic elections, it is somewhat unseemly and immature on the part of Mr. Paswan to ask for President's rule. ...

Posted by s subramanyan

Sub: hi

i am from goa according to my opinion passwan is wright

Posted by prasad

Sub: Bihar Elections

Ram Vilas Paswan's statement that the next chief minister of Bihar should be from the minority community is highly communal and obnoxious, specially when he ...

Posted by subbu

Sub: paswan the real hero

the verdict of bihar is clear:laloo has been rejected because of incompetence and not caste factor. rabri is of no consequence. rjd must dump laloo ...

Posted by manav


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