Coalition minister resigns over Gujarat
Union Coal and Mines Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has resigned from the government over its handling of the Gujarat situation. The Lok Janshakti leader also decided to severe ties with the NDA. The Lok Janshakti will vote against the government in the Gujarat debate in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Things are crumbling for Atal, while he's out marching for peas. If the kind of hacks that get the Coal and Mines Ministry are bailing, he's in trouble...
Paswan said the BJP government in Gujarat had failed to bring the law and order situation in the state under control. He has demanded CM Narendra Modi's ouster and that President's Rule be imposed in the state.
Oh, I see. The Minister has something against rule by crooks and thugs, at least when they stink as loud as Modi does.
Sources close to Paswan said he met Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday and handed over his resignation. The Lok Janshakti has four MPs in the Lok Sabha. Lok Janshakti spokesman R S Bidhuri said the country had to hang its head in shame because of the Gujarat developments.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2002-04-29