Nitish declines Columbia B-school invite citing budget session
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said he will not be able to visit New York to lecture at Columbia Business School as the dates clash with the budget session of the state legislature.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he will not be able to visit New York to lecture at Columbia Business School on April 1 as the dates clash with the forthcoming budget session of the state legislature.
He was invited by the top B-school to address their 7th India Business Conference themed - `India: an honest conversation`.
Kumar, however, thanked the institute for the invite. "It is a matter of pride for the people that their chief minister has been invited by a reputed US-based university for giving a lecture there," he told reporters.
The invitation proved that Bihar was being talked about in the country and the world for which the people deserves all the credit, Kumar said.