Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday rejected opposition demand for a CBI probe into the alleged BIADA land scam saying there was no need for it following the
chief secretary`s report ruling out any irregularity in land allotment.
"The opposition is needlessly trying to make an issue out of the BIADA land allotment when none existed... There is no scope for a CBI inquiry in this connection," he told
reporters at `Janata Darbar.`
He charged the opposition with `vitiating` the atmosphere for industrial development in Bihar by raking up `baseless` allegations about irregularities in BIADA land allotment at a time when private investors were evincing interest to set up industrial units in the state.
"The opposition has been harping that there was not a single factory - even one manufacturing needle set up in Bihar in the past five years. But now when the industrialists are showing interest to set up their units, it is trying to create
controversies to deter private investors," he said.
Taking a dig at arch rival RJD chief Lalu Prasad over his programme of touring villages of the state to expose the alleged non-performance of the NDA government, Kumar said that by doing so he would be discharging his rightful duty of an opposition leader to highlight lack of performance of the incumbent government.
"It is the duty of the opposition to highlight the lacunae of the government... It is their fault if they are not discharging their duty," he said. "But he(Prasad) has been
in the habit of going into hibernation," the Chief Minister said alluding to RJD chief`s prolonged stay in New Delhi.