PM equally responsible for Bihar`s plight: Lalu
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 20:57
Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Saturday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress of being equally responsible for Bihar's plight.

"PM and the Congress are equally responsible for the state's backwardness," Prasad told reporters while sharply reacting to Singh's statement earlier in the day in Narpatganj holding successive governments during the past 20 years responsible for the state's plight.

"Singh should know that the Congress has been in power in Bihar and other states for a pretty long period. If the development has not taken place it is because of party the PM represents," he said.

Prasad also accused Nitish Kumar government of "abject failure" to utilise the central funds for the state's development.

"The Nitish government miserably failed to reach the fruits of benefits of the funds provided by the Centre for the people," he claimed.

LJP supremo Ramvilas Paswan said the Congress should admit the fact that it was also a party to Bihar's backwardness and poverty.


First Published: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 20:57

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