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No truck with BJP & RJD: Paswan to Sonia

March 01, 2005 15:02 IST
Last Updated: March 01, 2005 17:38 IST

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and told her that a government could be formed in Bihar with the help of the Janata Dal-United and anti-Rashtriya Janata Dal and anti-Bharatiya Janata Party outfits.

President's rule could be imposed in case this idea did not materialise, he said.

"I said a government can be formed with Congress chief minister, preferably from minority community, in which LJP, JD-U and other anti-RJD and anti-BJP parties can participate," Paswan said after the meeting.

Asked if a Muslim CM from the RJD was acceptable, he said, "There is no question of either taking support from the Lalu Prasad-led party or lending support to it."

Paswan said that he sought to impress upon the Congress president that her party should not extend support to the RJD as the mandate was against it.

The LJP leader reminded her of Lalu's attacks against her and her party during campaigning and said the RJD leader was "shamelessly begging" for Congress support in the "garb of secularism".

Paswan said the JD-U should come out of the BJP-led NDA. "Now it is up to JD-U to take a decision."

He held talks with Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Arjun Singh before meeting Gandhi.

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Sub: just another instance of sycophancy......

A party with less than 10 MLAs getting the chief-ministership in a 230 member assembly is ridiculous.The congress wont mind because they are a power-hungry ...

Posted by Dr.Harith Ahamed

Sub: president rule in bihar

I completely agree with the viewpoint that president's rule should be imposed in bihar due to following reasons; 1. Mandate of people is clearly against ...

Posted by samir Agrawal

Sub: Bihar

bihar was one of best state in India during Indiara Gandhi Era , Now look at the condition of Bihar - So better let president ...

Posted by Haridas Nair Varavattoor

Sub: President rule is far better than Lalu rule

I completely agree with Paswan that President rule should be imposed in Bihar at least for few years, because - 1] Bihar's public needs change ...

Posted by Sandeep Mandge

Sub: Agreed

I agree there should be president rule in BIHAR. But First NDA needs to be called to form the goverment and then if they can ...

Posted by Vikas Gupta


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