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Dadan Pahelwan being dropped, says Laloo

the RJD supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav said that the ministers and MLAs who wished to part company with his party were free to do so.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2004 03:02 PM IST

Declaring that indiscipline would not be tolerated , the RJD supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav said today that the ministers and MLAs who wished to part company with his party were free to do so.

Chief minister Rabri Devi had decided to drop the state commercial taxes minister Dadan Singh Pahelwan for entering the fray from Buxar against official party nominee and excise minister, Shivanand Tiwari, he said.

We have made it clear to our ministers and mlas that they are free to desert the party following denial of tickets but we will not tolerate indiscipline, Yadav told reporters.

Let the exodus continue. Only the two ministers and an mla who were aspirants for party tickets have resigned and joined the BJP And JD(U), he said while referring to media reports about the revolt in the ruling party.

' We know how to discipline them. Only ministers who used to dub me as a messiah of social justice and secularism and stood behind me are raising fingers on me. I am least bothered', he said.

Yadav described as wrong the allegation that RJD had given tickets to criminals. It will be better if you ask Railway minister Nitish Kumar what prompted him to join hands with a notorious criminals, he said alleging that the NDA had rather given tickets to a number of criminals.

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