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Nitish prefers silence over demand for Buta's ouster

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday refused to be drawn into the Buta's controversy.

india Updated: Jan 26, 2006 19:13 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday refused to be drawn into the Buta's controversy.

"I occupy a constitutional post and so does he. I don't have to make any comment," Kumar said on the sidelines of the Republic Day function at Gandhi Maidan.

Buta Singh hoisted the national flag and took salute of a parade by the state police, Army and the central para-military forces on Republic Day.

He was responding to a reporter's query about whether Buta's refusal to step down was not causing any embarrassment to Bihar.

When the same newsman asked him if Bihar's image was not being sullied due to continuance of Singh, who has been indicted by the apex court for his role in the dissolution of the 13th Bihar Assembly, Kumar, said, "everybody should try to create a good image of the state".

First Published: Jan 26, 2006 19:13 IST