Patna: CPI general secretary AB Bardhan
on Monday condemned Bihar Minister for Health Ashwini Kumar
Choubey`s controversial remarks in the wake of indefinite
strike threat by junior doctors.
``Choubey`s (chopping off hands) statement is
condemnable and CPI condemns it,`` he told reporters here and
demanded that the state government should hammer out a
solution to the demand of junior doctors if it was just.
Bardhan also disagreed with the minister`s contention
that he had just used a proverb while warning that stringent
punitive action would be taken for medicos who frequently take
recourse to agitation causing hardships to the patients.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should take initiative to
resolve the issue, he said.
Castigating the Nitish Kumar government for not fully
utilising the funds under the plan heads, he said it should
concentrate on utilising funds instead of levelling charges
against the Centre.