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Nitish’s formula for Delhi logjam - hold fresh polls

‘I have a formula for Delhi, that is a fresh election. What’s the harm in conducting another election in Delhi so that a strong government is formed there?’ Kumar told reporters here. He said in a similar situation in Bihar in 2005, election to the state assembly was held twice within the year.

After the assembly elections in March 2005, Kumar whose NDA had emerged as the major group, but short of majority in 238-member House, was not invited by then governor Buta Singh to form the government and president rule was imposed.

The governor’s decision had invited strong comments from the Supreme Court and a fresh election was held in November in the same year in which the NDA under Kumar came to power.

‘In Delhi if this is repeated, technically there will be election in two separate calender years 2013 and 2014,’ he said.

Kumar, who is driving force of JD(U), also favoured that former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, indicted for sexual harassment of a law intern by an apex court panel, resign as the Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission.

‘He shall say whatever he has to say after quitting the post,’ Kumar said.

Nitish resents Shinde’s letter on Naxals issue


PATNA:
Nitish Kumar on Monday resented the letter of Sushil Kumar Shinde in which the state government was criticized for its alleged failure to combat the Naxal problems. ‘There is no objective analysis in the letter...we do not agree with it,’ Kumar told reporters here on Monday.  He said some recent Maoists attacks in the state might be serious in terms of intensity, but that did not corroborate to the concerns raised in the letter.
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