Nitish confirms flagging off Advani`s `rath yatra`

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced he would flag off Advani`s rath yatra from Sitab Diara in Saran district.

Patna: Putting at rest speculation over his
participation in senior BJP leader L K Advani`s `rath yatra`
in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced he would
flag off the event from Sitab Diara in Saran district on
October 11 to mark birth anniversary of Jay Prakash Narayan.

Hinting at the controversy surrounding Home Minister P
Chidambaram in 2G spectrum row, Kumar urged Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh to clarify his position before the people.
"I will go to Sitab Diara, the birth place of late Jay
Prakash Narayan and flag off Advaniji`s yatra against
corruption on October 11," Kumar told reporters.

He said BJP President Nitin Gadkari had contacted him
over phone three days ago and he accepted Gadkari`s request to
flag-off the yatra.

"It is a matter of happiness that Advani is embarking on
the yatra from the village of Lok Nayak Jay Prakash against
corruption. I also welcome Advani," the chief minister said.

To a question on 2G controversy and Chidambaram, the
chief minister said the Prime Minister should clarify his
position before the people of India.

"There is an air of confusion among the people of the
country about what were the notes sent to the Prime Minister
from the Union Finance Ministry," he said.

Kumar observed, what had happened during the
governance of UPA-II was "slowly being uncovered" with the
"details of several agreements coming up day after day."
On Bihar, Kumar claimed, the properties of corrupt
public servants were being confiscated and schools were being
opened after taking legal action under Bihar Special Court Act
already implemented in the state during his regime.

Kumar will also inaugurate a power sub-station at
Sitab Diara after flagging off the rath yatra.


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