Corrupt will land in jails, houses to be used for schools: Nitish



Biharsharif: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday promised to end corruption by putting corrupt officials behind bars and using their buildings for running much-needed schools.

"We have enacted a legislation which provides for confiscation of properties and houses owned by corrupt public servants", Kumar told an election rally while canvassing support for the NDA nominee for Biharsharif Assembly constituency in Nalanda district.

"The corrupt will be put in jails and we will use their houses to run the much needed schools so that our next generations have a good future," he said.

He called upon the people to give a bigger mandate to the NDA to serve the state once again so that he could complete the pending development work.

"I promise to light up every village of the state by 2015--the end of my next term. The NDA government has tried to improve power scenario by reviving Kanti and Barauni thermal power stations", he said, promising to add more such stations.

Kumar also listed the achievements of his government during the past five years and said the cycle distribution scheme for girls and boys was a "big hit".

Referring to the steps taken by his government towards empowerment of women, the Chief Minister said the state government's decision to provide for 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions and urban bodies had been widely appreciated and even it was being adopted in a state like Kerala where the literacy rate was very high.

PTI