People`s court better than compromises in coalition: Nitish

Flaying PM Manmohan Singh for his admission that some compromises have to be made in managing a coalition, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said it is better to go to people`s court than running such a coalition.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 19:30 PM IST

Patna: Flaying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
for his admission that some compromises have to be made in
managing a coalition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said it is better to go to people`s court than running such a
coalition.

"It will be always better to go to people`s court instead
of running such a coalition which encourages corruption and
tries to break the country into pieces... and then the people
will return the person to power with massive mandate," Kumar
said.
He was reacting to Prime Minister`s statement in New
Delhi earlier in the day that some compromises have to be made
in managing a coalition while declaring that his government
would bring all the wrongdoers in scams to book.

On PM`s remarks that he was not that big a culprit as
being made out to be, Kumar said nobody had cast personal
aspersions on Singh.

"If, at all, PM has accepted that he has committed
mistake, it raises doubts that there is something wrong," he
said adding corruption is the "biggest burning issue" before
the country and it has created doubts over the credibility of
a government.
On the charge that the entire drama was being enacted in
order to shield a minister from Gujarat, the chief minister
said allegations and counter-allegations continue to be there.

"But a government which has failed to ensure smooth run
of Parliament can`t be able to run the country," he remarked
adding that his government would not tolerate corruption and
continue its fight against corruption.

Asked whether he harboured ambitions of becoming prime
minister, Kumar said: "I have received massive support of
people from Bihar to work for them and I don`t see anywhere
left and right other than engaging my full energy to come upto
their expectations".

PTI