Congress asks Nitish to stop `Vishwas Yatra`

Claiming that economic revival in Bihar had taken place with Central funds, the Congress today asked Nitish Kumar to refrain from taking credit for development work in the state.

Updated: May 19, 2010, 19:48 PM IST

Patna: Claiming that economic revival in
Bihar had taken place with central funds, the Congress today
asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to refrain from taking
credit for development work in the state and asked him to
stop his ongoing `Vishwas Yatra`.

"The people of Bihar are aware that development work in
the state has taken place with central funds," senior
Congress leader and MLC Mahachandra Prasad Singh told
reporters here.

The Chief Minister too knows that the Centre has been a
catalyst behind the infrastructure development in Bihar, yet
he has been taking out various yatras across the state to
highlight the achievements of the NDA government, he said.

He also alleged that there was a massive corruption in
the implementation of MGNREGA works in Lakhisarai district
with about 90 per cent funds being taken by various parties in
the name of work that did not take place at all.

Singh, who returned from a tour of six districts,
claimed that a wave in favour of the Congress was sweeping the
state in the run up to the assembly polls due later this year.

PTI