Wasteful expenditure will not be tolerated: Nitish

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 16:01

Patna: Wasteful expenditure of public money
would not be tolerated and stern action would be taken against
officials who do so in the name of repair and beautification,
electric and other maintenance of MLAs quarters, Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday.

Replying to a short-notice question of ruling JD(U)
member Sanjay Singh Tiger in the state Assembly, Kumar said
the old quarters for MLAs on R block and Beer Chand Patel path
here would be demolished within a month and duplex houses
would be constructed for the members.

"In the meantime wasteful expenses are being made by the
officials in the name of maintenance, repair and renovation,
beautification and electricity in the old quarters," Tiger
alleged.

He was supported by ruling BJP MLA Sanjay Sarawagi, who
sought actions against officials found to be involved in it.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who was present in the House
said he would ensure a probe by the development commissioner
into the allegations and stern actions would be taken against
those found to be guilty of irregularities, misuse and
wasteful expenses in the name of maintenance of the old MLA
quarters.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 16:01
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