Patna: Opposition RJD on Tuesday accused Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar of misleading people on the 1996 Ganga
Water Sharing Treaty and demanded that he take back his
comments against erstwhile Lalu Prasad government on the
RJD leader MP Jagdanand Singh claimed that the erstwhile
RJD government had strongly opposed the Ganga water sharing
with Bangladesh much before and after the treaty.
Kumar had yesterday accused the erstwhile Lalu Prasad
government in the state and the Centre of having ignored the
interests of Bihar while signing the treaty.
``The erstwhile Lalu Prasad government had not even
objected to the treaty,`` he had said.
Singh, the water resource minister in Prasad`s cabinet,
told newsmen that RJD had lodged its protests with the Centre
against the treaty. ``Nitish Kumar should have gone through
the documents first before levelling charges.``
He said due to the protests by the then RJD government
the union water resource ministry, Central Water Commission
and Ganga Flood Control Committee had a meeting soon after the
treaty and the Centre had promised that the interests of the
state would not be ignored or compromised following the