Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Wednesday said he was, in principle, in favour of the Right to
recall elected representative of the people, but said a debate
was needed on the issue.
"Being a follower of Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan, I
am, in principle, in favour of Right to Recall," Kumar told
reporters here while exchanging greeting with people on the
occasion of Chhath puja.
"But it will be better to have a debate over the
demand for Right to recall or Right to reject," he said.
On the demand of Gandhian Anna Hazare for bringing the
Lokpal bill in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament,
Kumar said, "There is a consensus both outside and inside
Parliament on the issue".
To another question, he said the state government had
decided to constitute State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) in
Bihar on the lines of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
which would come in handy in intensification of rescue
operations at the time of natural disasters.
Kumar, who visited a number of ghats of Ganga to greet
people on the occasion of Chhath, also visited the Nakta Diara
Ghat and inspected the erosion taking place in the river in
He directed the irrigation department officials to
take steps in this connection.
The chief minister also congratulated a Motihari youth
for winning the total prize money of Rs five crore in the TV
programme Kaun Banega Crorepati, saying it reflected the
talents the state has.