Dissolution was the only option: Paswan
Virtually defending Bihar Governor Buta Singh, Union Minister Ram Vila Paswan said there was no other option left before the Centre.india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 15:50 IST
Virtually defending Bihar Governor Buta Singh, Union Minister Ram Vila Paswan on Tuesday said there was no other option left before the Centre.
Buta Singh has been indicted by the apex court for having misled the union cabinet over the circumstances prevailing in the state prior to the dissolution of the state assembly.
"I personally never favoured the dissolution, but given the circumstances prevailing at that time there was no other option (other than recommending dissolution) left," Paswan told reporters while reacting to the apex court's judgement.
Asked what action the UPA government at the centre would take after the Supreme Court's detailed judgement on the dissolution, Paswan said "the government will take a suitable decision."
On whether he would now try to save Governor Buta Singh's chair, Paswan said "I have never saved anybody's chair."
First Published: Jan 24, 2006 15:47 IST