State Govt responsible for Khagaria carnage: RJD
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 04, 2009, 20:15
Patna: The Opposition RJD today accused the Nitish Kumar government of "being responsible" for the carnage in which 16 people, mostly teenagers, were killed at Amosi Bharen village in Bihar's Khagaria district on Thursday night.

"The state government is responsible for the carnage," RJD vice-president and MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who headed a fact-finding committee of the RJD that toured the area yesterday, told reporters here.

"Had the state administration been alert, the carnage could have been avoided," Singh said.

The RJD leader said his party would stage a sit-in here to protest against the carnage and the the recent boat capsize incident in the same district in which 61 people were drowned.

RJD to launch stir against Nitish

Charging Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with "utter failure on all fronts", RJD today said it would launch a year-long agitation from October 12, on the birth anniversary of veteran socialist Ram Manohar Lohia, seeking people's support for ouster of the NDA government.

"Kumar has virtually been utter failure on all fronts evident from the anarchy and chaos gripping the state," RJD national vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh told reporters here.

Singh said the agitation would continue till October 12 next year when the elections to the state assembly is due, to highlight the failures of the state government and seek people's support to throw out the NDA government.

"The government's apathy towards the implementation of the NREGA, crop insurance schemes for farmers, national agriculture development project, food security mission, reining in skyrocketing prices of essential commodities and tackling drought will be highlighted during the agitation," the former Union minister said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, October 04, 2009, 20:15

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