Buta owns up Bihar House dissolution
To a query as to why he did not put forward his views before the SC, Singh said court had never sought his reply.india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 22:01 IST
Dismissing suggestions that he dissolved the Bihar Assembly under pressure from the Centre, Buta Singh on Saturday asserted that it was a constitutional decision taken by him.
Buta resigned as the Bihar's Governor in the wake of his indictment by the Supreme Court.
"The decision (to recommend dissolution) was taken by me and it was a constitutional decision," he said at the airport on his arrival from Patna when asked if he had taken the decision under pressure.
Immediately after his arrival, he drove to his house in a private car driven by his son.
Asked if he would file a review petition in the apex court, Singh said he would discuss the issue with his close friends before taking a decision.
On whether he had been made a scapegoat, the former Governor objected to the use of the expression. He said he was in politics for over 45 years and it was not proper to use this kind of expression for him.
To a query as to why he did not put forward his views before the Supreme Court, Singh said the court had never sought his reply.
Before packing up for New Delhi after his controversial stint as Governor spanning nearly 15 months, Singh paid courtesy visits to Chief Justice of Patna High Court JN Bhatt and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Singh had resigned on Republic Day within hours of unfurling the national flag.
Barring the Principal Secretary to the Governor, RJM Pillai, and some protocol officers, no other senior official was seen at the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport at Patna when he boarded a flight for the Capital.
First Published: Jan 28, 2006 18:00 IST