LJP demands dismissal of Nitish Kumar government

New Delhi: Accusing Nitish Kumar government in Bihar of taking away the land of poor farmers, LJP on Tuesday demanded its dismissal and a CBI probe into land acquisitions by the ruling NDA in the state.

"We will be meeting the President tomorrow to demand dismissal of Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in Bihar. In the name of development, the Bihar government has taken away farm lands from poor peasants," LJP president Ramvilas Paswan told reporters here.

Corruption has crossed all limits in Bihar and the state government is specially targeting the farm land of people from the minority community, Paswan alleged.

"We demand immediate removal of Nitish Kumar. We will also conduct a rally in Farbisganj on July 27 where the state government after acquiring lands from poor farmers handed them to the son of a political leader," the LJP leader said.

Targeting Anna Hazare for praising Nitish Kumar, Paswan said, "Anna Hazare has never visited Bihar but he is trying to give certificate to the government there. He has no idea of the corruption going on there. Money meant for development is being diverted for corrupt activities."

On the demand for special status to Bihar, Paswan said, "It is a political drama by the state government. Why did they not accord special status to Bihar during six years of NDA's rule in the Center Nitish Kumar is trying to divert people's attention from corruption."