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Buta Singh resigns as Bihar governor

January 26, 2006 17:56 IST

Bihar Governor Buta Singh Thursday submitted his resignation.

"I have faxed my resignation letter to the President," Buta told reporters in Patna.

Seventy-one-year-old Singh faxed his resignation within hours of takingthe salute at the Republic Day parade.

His exit had appeared imminent after the strong indictement by the Supreme Court in the case relating to dissolution of the Bihar Assembly in 2005 saying his report to the Centre was "misleading" and was done to prevent the Janata Dal-United from forming a government in May.

Earlier, Law Minister H R Bharadwaj had said that Buta has no option, but to resign.

Referring to the Supreme Court's criticism that he had misled the Centre, Buta said he had sent two reports to the President on April 27 and May 21 only on the basis of "strong proof" of horsetrading.

"Injustice has been meted out to me," he said adding, "out of sheer respect for the Supreme Court, I have resigned."

To a query whether he has been made a scapegoat, Buta dismissed it as a "politically-motivated question".

Buta also said he would approach the Supreme Court and put forward his position.

With our correspondent's inputs

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resigning from the Bihar Governers post can not transform Buta into a graceful person. he has disgraced the Governers post,his anti JD and Bjp tricks ...

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Resignation is not punishment. Is Buta going to bear the cost of re-election in Bihar. Why should the tax payers pay for Buta's folly.

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Finally Buta Singh as resigned. As it is evident that Buta Singh played the role as per the requirement of Sonia, Dr.Singh and UPA, will ...

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Mr. Buta Singh should have resigned on 24th January itself. It took 48 hours for him to express that he is honouring the Supreme Court. ...

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Buta Singh is an honest,sincere and honourable person. He also is a person of convictions. But for the vociferous and unfair attack by the hypocrites ...

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