I am not playing antakshari on Lokayukta: Nitish

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar said he did not not want to waste his energy on unnecessary debate.

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 00:06 AM IST

Patna: A couple of days after a war of
words between Team Anna and ruling JD(U) in Bihar over
Lokayukta, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he did not
not want to waste his energy on unnecessary debate.

"I don`t want to engage and waste my energy on
unnecessary debate on the Lokayukta... whatever I have to say
I have already said that we want an effective and strong
Lokayukta," Kumar told reporters here.
"I am not not playing Antakashari (a word game) on the
issue of Lokayukta.. our intentions are clear and we are
bringing the Bill with full accountability," he said.

When his attention was drawn to the reported statement of
Anna Hazare that CBI be brought within the ambit of Lokpal,
Kumar said "I have nothing to say on the issue being raised at
the national level."
Kumar, however, said he would make it clear that the
state government had decided to set up a special investigation
wing within the ambit of Lokayukta in the state.

PTI