RJD fires salvo at Nitish Kumar

Highlighting the plight of the weavers` community, the RJD today said that Bihar government had failed to bail out the regional handloom cooperative union building at Biharsharif, which went under the hammer.

Last Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 22:59 PM IST

Patna: Highlighting the plight of
the weavers` community, the RJD today said that Bihar
government had failed to bail out the regional handloom
cooperative union building at Biharsharif, which went under
the hammer.

RJD spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed Khan told reporters
here that the building located in the Chief Minister`s home
district went under the hammer at an auction at a price of Rs
18 lakh for an accumulated loan and other payments worth Rs
3.7 lakh.

The property, he alleged, was purchased at a throwaway
price by a person reportedly related to the Chief Minister.

"Kumar himself managed the purchase of the weavers`
building by his relative," the RJD leader alleged.

About 50 lakh weavers of 11 districts have been
rendered jobless as they will no more be able to purchase
yarn and sell their handloom products at the building, Khan
said.

Referring to the Chief Minister attending a
Pasmanda Muslim Adhikar Sammelan in the state capital
yesterday, Khan expressed confidence that the " minority
community will no more be fooled by his symbolic gestures" .

PTI