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Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 Results

I am a Bihari, will continue to fight for Bihar's rights: Nitish Kumar

Last Updated: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 17:48
I am a Bihari, will continue to fight for Bihar's rights: Nitish Kumar

Zee Media Bureau

Patna: Bihar Chief Miister Nitish Kumar said on Sunday that he would continue to fight for the rights of his state.

“I am a Bihari. I will continue to fight for the rights of Bihar. People can say whatever they want to,” Nitish said, adding, “I will go wherever I have to go for Bihar's interest. If people joke about it, then I don't care,” as per ANI.

“Government has changed name of scheme for electricity, it was on the name of Rajiv Gandhi. Share was 90% from Central government and 10% from state government, now its 60% from Central Ggvernment and 40% from State Government,” he further said.

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On August 18, the Bihar CM had ridiculed the Rs 1.25 lakh crore package offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had accused him of harbouring "contempt" for those seeking their rights from the Centre.

Taking on Modi, he had said the way the PM announced the package made it look like that an auction of Bihar was being held and bids being made as he had accused him of behaving in a way which went against "cooperative federalism", a pet theme PM Modi.

"On the one hand he says I was a 'yachak' (somebody pleading) and on the other hand he accuses me of having arrogance. It's very contradictory. I am willing to plead with the Centre for the cause of Bihar. He is the PM and can say whatever he wishes,” Nitish had said then, as per PTI.

Citing several projects which find a mention in the details of special package put out by the Centre after Modi's announcement, Kumar had said proposals for many of them were already pending with Delhi and many others were already committed by the central dispensation.

PM Modi had ridiculed Kumar earlier in the day for his pleading with the previous UPA government for a mere Rs 12,000 crore, saying he had put the state's prestige at stake for political benefits.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 17:43

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