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Lalu, Nitish take jibes at each other

Last Updated: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 20:46

Rajgir/Patna: RJD leader Lalu Prasad Monday
said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was behaving like a
"king" by holding Cabinet meeting on a hill at Rajgir, a
charge denied by Kumar.

"Nitish is behaving like a king which is evident from his
five-day sojourn in Rajgir where he will be holding the
first-ever Cabinet meeting on a hill," Prasad said here.

Charging Nitish with "misutilising" public funds by
taking his Cabinet members and officials to Rajgir, the RJD
leader said, "I hope good sense will prevail upon Kumar and
his Cabinet colleagues who will bathe in the hot spring there
and work for welfare of the state instead of seeking

Denying Lalu`s charge, Kumar said he was camping in
Rajgir because of its glorious past and history. "Our mission
is to develop the area into a supreme tourist spot to earn
revenue," he said.

"Taking bath in the hot spring is necessary for none
other than my elder brother Lalu Prasad as it will purify him
from the mistakes he committed during the 15 year-long rule of
RJD," he said.

LJP president Ramvilas Paswan also accused Kumar of
"wasting" public money by holding Cabinet meeting in Rajgir.

The Chief Minister is on a five-day tour of Rajgir area
where the state Cabinet will meet tomorrow at the convention
centre near Stupa of Lord Buddha atop a hill.


First Published: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 20:46

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