Bihar CM Nitish Kumar pitches for Right to Recall
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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town
- Naya Bazar explosion: Home Ministry seeks report from Delhi Police; one dead, 5 injured