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BJP wants non-Congress leader as Bihar governor

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | January 27, 2006 13:54 IST

Theruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar announced that they would opposethe moveifCentre appointed a Congress leader as the new governor of the statefollowing Buta Singh's resignation anddemanded the Centreappoint a non-Congress leader as governor.

BJP's latest move comes soon after the state Congress spokesperson Prem Chand Mishrasaid that either Andhra Pradesh Governor Sushil Kumar Shinde orformer Bihar governor Shafi Qureshiwere likely tobe appointedthe new governor soon. Both Shinde and Qureshi are senior Congress leaders.

BJP leader Giriraj Singh said the party would oppose the appointment ofa Congress leader as governor of Bihar.

"The party will launch an agitation and mobilise people to oppose the move," Singh said.

The BJP leader said by appointing a Congress leader as governor the Centre wants to rulethe state.

However, the main ruling Janata Dal-United has not said anything on the issue of appintment of new governor.

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