Opposition plans to stall Bihar Assembly proceedings
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Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 19:39
Patna: The Budget session of the Bihar Assembly, beginning from Tuesday, is likely to be stormy with the opposition parties, including RJD and Congress planning to corner Nitish Kumar-led government particularly on the issue of corruption and law and order.

Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui said they would try to corner the government on the issue of law and order and corruption.

Describing as "an eyewash" Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claim of waging a war against corruption, Siddiqui said corruption is rampant in the state that is evident from the spurt in the real estate prices in Bihar.

The return of the NDA to power has also "boosted the morale" of criminals and there has been a phenomenal rise in the cases of loot, murder and kidnapping for ransom, he alleged.

"It would be a fact-based strategy while seeking to put the state government in the dock and we will hold consultations with the leaders of all opposition parties, including LJP and Congress to have a joint strategy", he said.

Meanwhile, the ruling JD(U)-BJP combine fine tuned its strategy to silence the opposition on the twin issues of corruption and law and order.

"The draft of the proposed Right to Service bill is almost ready and it is likely to be placed in the state Assembly for debate during the budget session", a senior official of the state General Administration Department said.

The state Human Resources Department is also engaged in giving final shape to the draft of the bill for setting up a Commission for weeding out corruption in higher education as also to make the appointment process of recruitments of lecturers "more transparent and competitive", official sources said.

The state government will also debate its proposal for introducing Food Security Scheme for providing ration to all BPL households at subsidised rates, they said.


First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011, 19:39

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