Financial emergency be imposed in Bihar: Paswan

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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