Centre should concede Opposition`s demand for JPC: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said the Centre should concede the opposition`s demand for a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010, 15:26 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has
said the Centre should concede the opposition`s demand for a
JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam.

"The demand for a JPC inquiry is of the entire
opposition. It should be fulfilled," Kumar said here last
evening.

"There has been tradition in the country for constituting
the JPC...on one hand we have waged a war against corruption
in Bihar, the Centre is not not agreeing to the demand for a
JPC probe into the 2G spectrum deal on the other”, he said.

"We are votary for a JPC... it will raise the credibility
of democracy," he said and held the Centre responsible for
what happened in parliament.

Referring to the decision to scrap the allocation of
funds for Local Area Development schemes of MLAs and MLCs in
Bihar, he said "our fight against corruption will relentlessly
continue."

"The people of the state is with the government on the
war against corruption," Kumar said.

He said the state government had already initiated
proceedings for confiscation of houses of the public servants
constructed with utilisation of resources beyond their known
sources of income for opening schools in the promises.

PTI