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JD(U) MPs' plan to resign from Lok Sabha mere 'stunt': Sena

Shiv Sena today dismissed as a "stunt" the plans of JD(U) Lok Sabha members from Bihar to resign tomorrow to protest attacks on north Indians in Maharashtra.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2008 18:21 IST

Shiv Sena on Thursday dismissed as a "stunt" the plans of JD(U) Lok Sabha members from Bihar to resign on Friday to protest attacks on north Indians in Maharashtra.

"It is merely a stunt when the term of the Lok Sabha will be expiring soon," party spokesman Sanjay Raut told PTI.

Sena's criticism of JD(U), of which Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is a prominent leader, showed division in the opposition NDA over the issue.

Raut said the JD(U) MPs could have resigned on a variety of issues concerning Bihar, including corruption, law and order and several other matters.

"They could have even resigned over RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's record as the Railway Minister," he said adding that there was no need for MPs from Maharashtra to tender their resignation in protest of the move as this is only a "stunt" and "we do not believe in indulging in any stunts".

Raut dismissed suggestions that the NDA had any role with regard to the move by JD(U), saying it is prompted by the pressure politics of Lalu Prasad.

Reports had it that BJP was not enthusiastic over the JD(U) move.

While BJP shares power with JD(U) in Bihar, it is an ally of the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

Seeking to steal a march over Lalu Prasad, JD(U) on Thursday announced that its five Lok Sabha MPs from Bihar will resign tomorrow to protest attacks on north Indians in Maharashtra.