Nitish calls all-party meet tomorrow

The chief minister has called an all-party meeting at the state secretariat here tomorrow to discuss the situation and evolve consensus on this issue.

Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 11:19 AM IST

Patna: Under attack from opposition for his alleged failure to handle the crisis arising out of the kidnapping of four policemen by Maoists, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has convened an all-party meeting here on Saturday to discuss the issue.

"The chief minister has called an all-party meeting at the state secretariat here tomorrow to discuss the situation and evolve consensus on this issue," an official spokesman said.

The meeting would begin at 4PM tomorrow, he said.

Kumar was also trying to personally contact the leaders of opposition parties to take them into confidence on the issue of kidnapping of the policemen during Sunday`s
encounter in Lakhisarai with the Maoists.

The RJD-LJP combine had yesterday accused the chief minister of "failing" to handle the crisis and urged Kumar to hold an all-party meeting on the sensitive issue.

PTI