Paswan flays Mamata for `humiliating` Trivedi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 18:31

Patna: LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday
described West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as an
"unpredictable" leader, who was humiliating the Railway
Minister publicly apparently to slight the UPA government.

"Mamata is known as an unpredictable leader...it is not
the first time she is behaving in this manner. The TC supremo
did the same during the NDA rule," he told reporters here.

Paswan flayed her for gunning for Trivedi`s head for
passenger fare hike and said she was humiliating the Railway
Minister publicly apparently to slight the UPA government.

The LJP president said that the railway minister too
was partly responsible for inviting his leader`s ire by saying
that he had brought the railways out of ICU as Banerjee was
running the Railway before him.

"Mamata is, however, right if she feels offended by
Trivedi`s remarks, but she has no right to demand the latter`s
resignation even ahead of the debate on the railway budget in
the Parliament," Paswan said.

Ruling out political instability at the Centre, Paswan
said that he did not see a Third Front taking shape in the
future.

Turning to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Paswan
said that the electorate of Uttar Pradesh had rejected the
`Nitish Model` of development in the just concluded state
assembly election.

The rejection was evident as in the election JD(U) not
only drew a blank, but all its candidates lost deposits, he
said.

Instead of going it alone, it should have contested in
alliance with the BJP and in that case the party could have
won a few seats, he said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 18:31

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