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JD-U's Bihar MPs to resign from Lok Sabha
November 06, 2008 17:28 IST
"The party MPs will submit their resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee [Images] tomorrow morning," party
parliamentary leader and member of Parliament Prabhunath Singh told news persons in Delhi [Images].
The decision has come at a time when Prasad was collecting resignations from his party's MPs in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as also members of legislative assemblies and legislative councils and had announced to take a decision in this regard by November 15.
Prabhunath Singh said that there was no option left for his party but asking its Lok Sabha members to resign as the Maharashtra government was "patronising" those involved in such attacks and the Central government was "silent" over the issue.
"The decision was taken as no action was taken against the culprits even after an all-party delegation of Bihar MPs met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] a few days ago in New Delhi," Singh said.
Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav, himself a Rajya Sabha member, said that there was no need for party members from the Upper House to resign.
"When Lok Sabha members resign, power goes out from Parliament," he said dubbing the demand for resignation of Rajya Sabha members and MLAs and MLCs as "illogical."
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