Cong to come out with `chargesheet` against Nitish

Congress plans to come out with a "chargesheet" against Nitish Kumar Govt in poll bound Bihar "to expose its hollow claims" of development.

Updated: Jul 15, 2010, 19:11 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress plans to come out
with a "chargesheet" against Nitish Kumar government in poll
bound Bihar "to expose its hollow claims" of development and
will highlight the achievements of the Centre to woo
electorate in the Assembly elections there.

"We will highlight failures of the state government
on the development front. The central government`s schemes are
not being properly implemented in the state," AICC general
secretary Mukul Wasnik, who is the party in-charge for
Bihar, said in an interview.

Congress workers will come out with "a chargesheet
against the state government`s non performance in each
district and expose the hollowness of the state government`s
claims of development," Wasnik said.

Wasnik, who also holds the portfolio of Minister for
Social Justice and Development, accused Nitish government of
not paying attention to the implementation of social welfare
schemes like old age pension, widow pension, Indira Awas
Yojana and of non-utilisation of the central funds.

"All claims of state government about development are
false and there is rampant corruption there," he alleged.

Wasnik said the party could come out with a booklet
highlighting the non-performance of the Bihar Government,
which will "expose the non-implementation of the central
government schemes for development of SCs, STs, OBCs and
minorities in Bihar".

Congress has already decided to carry out a similar
exercise in Uttar Pradesh, where the party is making a serious
bid to return to power with AICC general secretary Rahul
Gandhi personally looking after the poll strategy and election

Bihar, another key state in the Hindi belt, is also on
the radar of Gandhi. Breaking off from Lalu Prasad`s RJD,
the Congress has decided to go alone in the state on the lines
of UP. The party had witnessed a decline in both the states
over the last two decades.

Asked whether youths would be given priority during
ticket distribution in Bihar, Wasnik said, "Congress` approach
has always been to give representation to youths, minorities
and deprived sections."