Patna: The RJD Friday attacked the NDA
government for its "failure to tackle corruption and said that
revenue worth crores of rupees were being lost annually from
non-realization of taxes from vehicles in terms of VAT and
others from Dobhi checkpost in Bihar`s Gaya district owing to
collusion between officials and transporters."
"The state has been losing crores of rupees in terms of
revenue collection from the said checkpost at Dobhi for past
many years due to collusion between officials and transporters
even as the opposition had raised the issue in the state
legislature four years back and demanded action against those
responsible for causing loss of revenue to the state," the RJD
spokesman Shakeel Ahmed Khan told reporters here.
The state government headed by the Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar has shown "gross lack of seriousness" in cracking
down against the `corrupt` officials and transporters
responsible for causing revenue loss to the state despite
giving an assurance in this regard, he said.
Other than its failure to prevent loss of revenue from
Dobhi check post, the state government also failed to carry
out an assessment in this regard, Khan said.
Contrary to its `tall` speak on eradication of
corruption, the state government appeared to be looking the
other way even as the `plunder of the state exchequer` was
rampant in the state during the NDA rule, the RJD leader said.
The state government also appeared to be being `soft`
in taking action against the corrupt officials who have pumped
their ill gotten wealth in the real estate properties in the
state capital causing the prices of flats, apartments and land
to go up manifold, Khan said.
"It was a known fact that the real estate price has
jacked up ever since the NDA government came to power in 2005
as the corrupt politicians and officials amassed huge wealth
from the central funds meant for development and welfare
projects," the RJD leader said.