NDA govt in Bihar has failed on all fronts: Scindia
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 22:06
Patna: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries Jyotiraditya Scindia today alleged that the NDA government in Bihar led by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has "failed" on all fronts and urged the electorate to return the Congress with a mandate in the forthcoming polls to bring the state in the ladder of development.

"The Nitish Kumar government has failed on all fronts, be it the law and order situation or implementation of the central welfare and development schemes," he told reporters here.

Scindia, who was on a day-long visit to the poll-bound state to attend a party meeting in Vaishali district, alleged that the "gross non-performance" of the NDA government has been beyond doubt as it "failed" to generate a single MW of power during nearly five years rule in the state.

The Union Minister also slammed the state government for not properly utilising the Central grants to the tune of Rs one lakh crores and alleged that the implementation of the central flagship programmes like MNREGA was done in shoddy manner with the intended beneficiaries failing to get due benefits to them.

The Nitish Kumar government was also found lax in giving relief assistance to the Koshi flood victims with as much as Rs 182 crore out of the Central assistance of Rs 3800 crore lying unutilized in the state exchequer, the Congress leader claimed.

On the NDA government's charge that the Congress-led UPA government has given step motherly treatment to Bihar, Scindia rebutted the allegation saying that the "Centre has allocated Rs one lakh crores to Bihar since the first UPA government came to power in 2004 as against Rs 50000 crores given by the NDA government between 1998-2004."

On the prospect of alliance with the RJD-LJP combine, Scindia said the Congress will contest all 243 assembly seats in the forthcoming polls in Bihar.


First Published: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 22:06

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