Railways in `bad shape` under Lalu: Nitish
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Last Updated: Friday, December 18, 2009, 20:31
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the white paper brought out by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested that the railways under Lalu Prasad were "in bad shape".

"The white paper suggested that the railways have been in bad shape...its condition was not good," Kumar told reporters when his comment was sought on the paper.

Kumar, who was railway minister in Vajpayee government, said the White Paper had proved beyond doubt that Prasad, who was railway minister in the last UPA government, had "mastery in jugglery of figures".

Prasad's claim of the railways having surplus of Rs90,000 crore had been proved to be "hollow", the Chief Minister alleged and said if there was cash surplus with the railways, Prasad should have explained that how much amount out of it had been spent on rail projects.

"In fact, Prasad preferred to derail the process of budgeting and account," he said.

Kumar also accused Prasad of having cheated the common people on the issue related to fare.

"Prasad is also responsible for the present mess in the railways as the conditions of tracks are not good," he said.


First Published: Friday, December 18, 2009, 20:31

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