Patna: Dissident Janata Dal (United), MP
Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh today disapproved the
ongoing signature campaign being carried out by his party
demanding grant of a special category status to Bihar by the
The signature campaign being launched by the JD(U)
seeking a special category status for Bihar was unwarranted in
the context that the Centre has been generous in allocation of
its funds for development works and welfare measures, Singh
told reporters here.
The Chief Minister should himself come forward and
explain to the people as to how much funds the Centre has
allocated to the state since he took over power in 2005 and
the revenues generated by the state government for carrying
out development activities, the dissident JD(U)leader said.
Lashing out at the Chief Minister for adopting a
confrontationist approach towards the Centre vis-a-vis the
signature campaign, Singh asked the latter to explain his
government`s "failure" to improve the production of
electricity and additional of medical and engineering colleges
in the state even as the state government was on the verge of
completing its term in the office.