Patna: In an apparent bid to glorify the
importance of the Legislative Council, the Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar on Friday said that he chose to become the member of
legislative council (MLC) by choice and not any compulsion.
"I chose to become an MLC by choice and not because of
any compulsion as the Upper House is a respectable
institution," he said while addressing the commemorative
meeting of the legislative council to mark its centenary
"I will once again be elected to the legislative
council upon completion of the present six-year term," Kumar
Not only myself, but the Deputy Chief Minister Sushil
Kumar Modi and four other ministers are also members of the
upper house even as its members have been elected as the Chief
Minister in the past also, he said to drive home the
significance of the Legislative Council.
Stating that the Bihar has had a glorious past and a
bright future ahead, the Chief Minister called upon the
members of the legislative council to collectively work
towards development of the state.
"The MLAs belonging to different political parties may
have divergent views, but all of us should shed our
differences to take consensual decisions to the development of
the state and welfare of the people," he said.