Nitish holds `janata darbar` despite mother`s death

Discharging his `rajdharma` despite bereavement following his mother`s death, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday heard grievances of hundreds of people at a `janata darbar` here.

Last Updated: Jan 03, 2011, 18:35 PM IST

Patna: Discharging his `rajdharma` despite
bereavement following his mother`s death, Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar on Monday heard grievances of hundreds of people at a
`janata darbar` here.

Kumar`s mother Parmeshwari Devi (92) died after
protracted illness on the New Year day and was cremated
yesterday.

The Chief Minister came out to hear the grievances of
visitors about matters relating to police, land reforms and
revenue departments as per schedule and disposed of several
cases.

"Though for me it is a period of bereavement because I
lost my mother, and my colleagues suggested me not to attend
today`s programme, I preferred to hold the programme as people
thronged my house from far-flung areas," Kumar told reporters.

Stating that had he suspended the programme, it would
have disappointed those who turned up with great hope, the
Chief Minister said, "I have discharged Rajdharma (duty) by
listening to the grievances and problems of people and asked
the officials concerned to take immediate steps to resolve
them."

"My mother always told me to render services to the
common people and my action will give her peace," he said.

Kumar said people of the state had reposed full faith in
him and "I`ll always engage myself to come up to their
expectations".

PTI