Rahul should be CM first: Nitish

Rahul Gandhi should be a CM first before aspiring to become the PM, says Nitish Kumar.

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2010, 16:18 PM IST

Bakhtiarpur: Rahul Gandhi should be a Chief
Minister first before aspiring to become the Prime Minister,
JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Monday said attacking the Congress
General Secretary for his allegations of corruption in
implementation of development schemes in Bihar.

"I have a simple advice for Rahul Gandhi. Instead of
giving lectures on development in Bihar, he should first
become a Chief Minister to learn what governance is all about
before aspiring to be Prime Minister," the Chief Minister
said.

Kumar was talking to reporters after casting his vote in
his hometown which figured in the fourth phase of the ongoing
Assembly polls in the state.

"We have heard much about his (Rahul`s) criticism of
development in Bihar. We don`t give much value to it," Kumar
said.

On the allegations of corruption, he said, "Sattar choohe
kha kar billi chali haj karane (after eating 70 rats, the cat
goes for haj).

"Congress is the mother of all corruption be it the
Bofors deal, CWG irregularities, 2G Spectrum or the Adarsh
Society scam in Mumbai," he alleged.

> Kumar also held the Congress responsible for the exodus
of people from Bihar.

"Congress has ruled the state for 40 years and migration
of the people is continuing since then," he said, adding that
it has been checked because of efforts by his government.

Speaking at length on measures taken by him to weed out
corruption, he said, "We have enacted a legislation that
empowers the state government to confiscate properties of
corrupt officials and use them as school buildings."

PTI