CM within ambit of Lokayukta: Nitish

Demanding that PM be brought within the ambit of Lokpal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said Bihar government would bring a suitable amendment to a legislation in the next Assembly session for an effective and strong Lokayukta.

Patna: Demanding that Prime Minister be
brought within the ambit of Lokpal, Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar today said Bihar government would bring a suitable
amendment to a legislation in the next Assembly session for an
effective and strong Lokayukta with the chief minister being
within its purview.

The people, he said, were now "fed up with corruption
and thus we have decided to take a step further for making the
institution of Lokayukta more effective and strong".

"Excepting some important issues of concerns, the Prime
Minister be brought within the ambit of Lokpal", Kumar said
while addressing NDA workers at a meeting.

Stating that the people of the country were now no
more ready to tolerate corruption at any level, Kumar said
"this is the reason the entire country is vocal on the Jan
Lokpal issue."

"Our government is already fighting corruption and
has rather waged a war against corruption...in order to
tighten the noose around corrupt public servants",
he said apparently referring to the legislation enacted by his
government for confiscation of property of corrupt public
servants.

"Now now we have started confiscating the properties
for opening much-needed schools", he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi
said "the government has with full sincerity and honesty taken
steps against corrupt people".

PTI

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