Patna: Accusing RJD chief Lalu Prasad of
staying away from Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said opposition leaders should concentrate on the state.
``I think opposition leaders (of the state) also should
concentrate on Bihar ... They have full right to highlight
irregularities, if any, at any level and get their questions
cleared before the people instead of leaving the state,``
Chief Minister said at a press conference here.
``He (Lalu Prasad) seems to be turning an NRI by keeping
himself away from Bihar,`` Kumar said when asked to comment
on the RJD chief`s absence from the state.
Ridiculing the Opposition demand for a white paper on
the details of expenses incurred during the chief minister`s
`Seva Yatra`, Kumar said ``It is a yatra for ensuring
governance. After all the people have given mandate to us for
good governance and coming up to the aspirations and
``For me the Seva yatra has proved to be quite inspiring
and creative for governance ... I am visiting remote villages
and personally eliciting the people`s opinions and
understanding the difficulties to reach the benefits to
The thrust areas for the Seva Yatra are reviewing the
functioning of public distribution system, implementation of
development and welfare schemes, quality education and
medical facilities, he said.
Kumar had embarked on Seva Yatra on November 9 in West
Champaran to study development works and implementation of
Right to Service Act, his brainchild, for `stamping out`
corruption from public utility services.