Nitish vows to eradicate corruption

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday vowed to eradicate corruption from the state and utilize confiscated properties of `tainted`.

Updated: Jan 12, 2012, 20:55 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Thursday vowed to eradicate corruption from the state and utilize
confiscated properties of `tainted` officials would be used
for public services like education.

Corrupt officials would be brought to book with the
same zeal with which the state government had reined in crime,
Kumar said, in Siwan district on the second day of his seva
yatra to the district.

He referred to the confiscation of the properties of
suspended IAS officer Shiv Shankar Verma and the suspended
treasury assistant Girish Kumar in Patna and their properties
being put to use for running government schools.

Among other measures to contain corruption, he said
the Right to Service Act has been implemented in the state
since last year to provide time-bound disposal of applications
for various works.

Kumar also inaugurated the railway over bridge and
approach road near Siwan railway station constructed at a cost
of Rs 65.37 crore on the occasion.

He also criticised Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
president Raj Thackeray for his tirade against North Indians
residing in Mumbai.

PTI