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Govt's mandate is not to harass Opposition: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM said on Thursday that government's mandate was not to harass the Opposition.

Updated: Dec 10, 2015, 13:53 PM IST
Govt's mandate is not to harass Opposition: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Delhi: Even as Congress members continued their protest against alleged "vendetta politics" in the National Herald case for the third day on Thursday, creating pandemonium in Rajya Sabha, Bihar CM said that government's mandate was not to harass the Opposition.

“It is the government's responsibility to run Parliament. Its mandate is not to harass the Opposition,” Nitish said.

Meanwhile, Bihar CM on Thursday called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Bihar CM Nitish Kumar called on PM Narendra Modi," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted.

On the other hand, Congress members, shouting slogans against the government, trooped into the Well in Rajya Sabha today, while AIADMK members moved into the aisles demanding that the devastation caused by the Chennai floods be declared national calamity, as per PTI.

No sooner was a message about the day marking the anniversary of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN was read out by Chairman Hamid Ansari, Congress members stormed the Well shouting slogans like "Modi teri tanashahi nahi chalegi (authoritarianism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be tolerated)."

BJP members too were on their feet, as Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government was ready for discussion on "all issues".

"They are running away from debate. Start discussion on...On all issues," he said amid din.

(With PTI inputs)