Bihar school enrolment scam: Paswan for CBI probe

Patna: LJP president Ramvilas Paswan on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged scam in various education schemes by exaggeration of the number of students enrolled in the government schools of Bihar.

"The NDA government headed by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has committed irregularities and swindled public money by exaggerating the figure of students enrolment in government schools," he told reporters quoting media reports.

The amount involved in the loot of public money in the education schemes, like Mid-Day Meal (MDM), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), bicycle, dress and other incentives for students could run into hundreds of crores of rupees as the figures of the students enrolled in the schools have been found to be grossly over exaggerated, Paswan alleged.

Pressing for a CBI probe in the alleged scam, the LJP chief said he would meet the Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal soon and apprise the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about it.