Patna: Opposition RJD on Saturday criticised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his statement charging the Centre of being a "stumbling block" to industrial growth of the state.
Kumar had gone on record saying that the Centre had
prevented Bihar from executing investment proposals worth over
Rs one lakh crore in power and ethanol sectors by not
providing coal linkage and denying lifting of restrictions on
ethanol production from sugarcane juice.
"It is a wrong assessment and wrong perception of the
Chief Minister. Production of ethanol may severely hamper the
agricultural production in Bihar," RJD MP Jagdanand Singh told
"Ethanol may come in handy in production of bio-fuel but
it will adversely affect the agrarian sector," he said, adding
that the Opposition was ready for a debate on the issue.
He charged Kumar of making "deliberate attempts" to
deflect people`s attention to other issues following the
"state government`s failure to ensure industrial expansion in