Bihar will become a developed state by 2015: Nitish
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 23:25
Patna: Bihar will become a developed state by 2015 ''despite the Centre's move to stall its development'', Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told the assembly amid noisy walkout by the entire opposition over alleged unsatisfactory reply by the government on the governor's address.

Replying to the debate on thanks giving motion to Governor Devanand Konwar's address to the joint sitting of the state legislature, Kumar said "We have initiated a number of steps to develop the state and bring it on par with other developed states.

"I am sure that people of Bihar will not like to return to dark ages due to bad law and order situation," he said in an apparent reference to the erstwhile government of the opposition RJD.

With the change of guard and improvement in the law and order situation one could find family members moving round the city in the dead of night, Kumar said and dealt in length about improving law and order situation in the state.

Quoting the official records he said while 3861 people were murdered in 2004 when the RJD was in power, the figure came down to 3152 in 2009. In 2004 1257 cases of dacoities were registered, which came down to 654 during the NDA rule.

"The people of Bihar will give a fitting reply to the opposition parties for spreading canards aginst the present government that it has failed to control the spiralling crime graph," he said.


First Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 23:25

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