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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

Indian Supreme Court indicts Bihar governor, gives a jolt

[b]Indian Supreme Court indicts Bihar governor, gives a jolt to Man Mohan Govt[/b]

By M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi , 25 January, ([/b] Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh's Congress led coalition government suffered a jolt yesterday. The country's Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the controversial dissolution of Bihar assembly last February. A five member constitutional bench in a 3-2 verdict passed strictures on the governor, Buta Singh prompting an opposition chorus for his scalp. The governor, has however, refused to go.

The BJP led opposition, which was a victim of Buta Singh's Feb 2005 decision to dissolve the Bihar assembly, is turning its guns on Man Mohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi as well.

BJP senior and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament L K Advani has called for Prime Minister's resignation saying that the culpability of the PM was greater as it was he who had convened a cabinet meeting at midnight to endorse the governor's recommendation and asked the President Kalam to dissolve the Bihar assembly.

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