US magazine`s praise for Nitish a publicity stunt: Lalu
Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Wednesday termed as "publicity" stunt the listing of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by a US magazine among top 100 global thinkers.
"Such things are nothing but publicity materials far from truth which keep coming often," he told reporters here in his reaction to the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine naming Kumar among its top 100 global thinkers.
Aung San Suu Kyi, pro-democracy leader of Myanmar, tops the list and the country`s president Thein Sein, author Salman Rushdie and Malala Yousufzai, the rights activist of Pakistan who was attacked by the Taliban, are others mentioned in it.
Kumar`s name figures at the 77th spot for "turning around India`s poorest state" through an array of innovative programmes to address crime, corruption and lack of development. The list also features India`s chief economic advisor Raghuram Rajan and writer Pankaj Mishra.
Elaborating, Prasad said an American magazine had recently described Patna as among the best cities of the world, but the stampede during Chhath under Nitish Kumar`s rule claimed 17 lives and sullied the city`s name.
On allegations of irregularities in implementation of MGNREGA in Bihar, which is being probed on an order by the Rural Development department, the RJD chief said it proved his party`s allegations of large-scale corruption.
He demanded a CBI inquiry into reports of irregularities in MGNREGA scheme in some districts and said he would hit the streets again from December one as part of his "Parivartan yatra" against NDA government in the state.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
More from Health
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- India-Afghanistan thrash Pakistan over terrorism issue in Heart of Asia conference
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition extremely grave
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest; being monitored
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- Jayalalithaa's health condition: Amma critical, nation's political fraternity expresses concern - Who said what
- Jayalalithaa's health condition: AIADMK member from Cuddalore dies after seeing news about Tamil Nadu CM's cardiac arrest