Explore way for right to recall lawmakers: Nitish
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Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011, 16:31
  
Patna: Supporting Team Anna's demand for the right to recall of lawmakers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday suggested exploring constitutional amendments for the purpose.

"Right to recall is a product of JP movement... though it is difficult at present, let all possible ways be explored constitutionally by way of amendments to the constitution for this," Kumar told reporters here.

Stating that "we are always with the demand of right to recall the lawmakers," Kumar said if there is even a little bit of scope, a legislation can be brought for the purpose.

In reply to another question, Kumar said it had now become necessary for expanding the purview of the Right to Information Act and strengthening its provisions.

"There is also need for wider publicity and propaganda about the act," he said adding the 'Jaankari' initiative launched by the state government in Bihar was a successful step in this direction.

Even public sectors, private public sector partnership and corporate sectors details should be brought within the ambit of the RTI, the chief minister said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, October 17, 2011, 16:31


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