Financial emergency be imposed in Bihar: Paswan
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 21:04
New Delhi: Alleging "mis-governance, misappropriation of funds" by the Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar, the LJP on Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh impose "financial emergency" in the state.

LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan also demanded that the Centre order a CBI inquiry into the cases of misappropriation of funds.

Staging a protest here, Paswan burnt an effigy of Nitish Kumar and courted arrested.

"After the expose of BIADA land scam and report of CAG bringing to light corruption, miss-governance, miss appropriation of funds and forgery, the Bihar Government has lost all moral authority to continue in power. The government must order a CBI inquiry into these cases," Paswan said here.

In a memorandum submitted to Singh, he said the Central government should impose financial emergency in Bihar under Article 360 of the Constitution.

"Recently Accountant General and Chief Secretary of Bihar informed the High Court that bills worth Rs 22,802 crore have yet not been given to the CAG. On the other hand CAG too in its report had said the financial mismanagement and non- submission of Bills and forgery amounts to Rs 67,000 crore in the state," Paswan said.

With this, the NDA government in Bihar has lost all rights to continue in power, he said.

On BIADA land issue, Paswan said, "More than 450 BIADA plot have been gifted away to NDA politician and businessmen close to the NDA government in Bihar. There is an urgent need to investigate all these cases."


First Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 21:04

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