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Munda counts decisions of President`s rule as his own: Cong

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 23:03

Ranchi: The Congress on Wednesday accused Jharkhand
Chief Minister Arjun Munda of hijacking the decisions, which
had been taken when the state was under the President`s rule,
and projecting them as its own with an aim to take credit on
his coalition government`s completion of 100 days.
"Be it panchayat polls or the 1064-crore Gobindpur-
Sahebganj road project or electronic banking service -- all
these decisions were taken during President`s rule in June and
July," claimed a Congress press release here.

"On July 16," the release claimed, "Jharkhand and the
Asian Development Bank had inked a loan agreement for the road
project, which can be accessed on the government`s website."

But the chief minister sought to count those as the
coalition`s achievement during its 100 days of governance,
it alleged.

Munda, who had on December 20 completed 100 days in
office, yesterday gave a list of programmes and schemes that
his BJP/JMM/Ajsu coalition had put in place during the short

The Panchayat elections had to be conducted following
a court`s directive, the release said, reacting to Munda`s
claim that the ongoing election for the rural bodies was one
of the important achievements of the coalition.
"All formalities to implement the 6th Pay Commission
for the teachers of university had been completed during the
President`s rule. Unfortunately, the Munda government has not
implemented in its 100 days reign," the release said.


First Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 23:03

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