Today's Paper Archive Classifieds Subscriptions RSS Feeds Site Map ePaper Mobile Apps Social
SEARCH

News » National

Updated: March 10, 2010 08:42 IST

Lalu to give letter of withdrawal of support to President

PTI
Share  ·   print   ·  
SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav looks on as RJD chief Lalu Prasad talks to the media against the Women's Bill, outside Parliament on Tuesday. Mr. Prasad said he would hand over to the President a letter withdrawing support to the UPA Government.
AP SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav looks on as RJD chief Lalu Prasad talks to the media against the Women's Bill, outside Parliament on Tuesday. Mr. Prasad said he would hand over to the President a letter withdrawing support to the UPA Government.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he would hand over to the President on Wednesday a letter withdrawing support to the UPA government over the issue of Women’s Reservation Bill while SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav remained non-committal on the issue.

Lalu told reporters that despite request by Yadav and himself to the Prime Minister during their meeting on Tuesday morning, the government went ahead with voting on the bill — which seeks to provide for 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and State assemblies — in the Rajya Sabha.

“I will hand over the letter to the President withdrawing support tomorrow,” Lalu said.

The SP chief, who was also present, attacked the government for “forcing the bill in Rajya Sabha” but did not say in certain terms when he would hand over the letter withdrawing support to the President.

“I have already announced withdrawing support. We will let you know when we write the letter,” he said.

When asked whether it was the CBI cases against him, which were forcing him not to officially withdraw support, Yadav did not answer and left in a huff.

More In: National | News

Kerala

Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka

Tamil Nadu

The HIndu's in-depth coverage of agriculture

O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in National

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal. File photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday filed his nomination papers to fight the Lok Sabha election in Varanasi, to take on BJP’s prime... »