No irregularties committed in flood relief: Nitish

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Patna, Dec 10 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today claimed there were no irregularities committed in the distribution of relief material among flood victims in north Bihar this year.

Intervening during a special debate on the issue in the house, Mr Kumar dared RJD MLA Abdul Bari Siddiqui to put the facts before levelling such an allegation of irregularities against the government in distribution of relief materials among flood victims.

Describing the flood during this monsoon in north Bihar as one of the worst in recent memory, he said the government was effectively handling the relief works with full transperancy.

''The flood problem should be handled without any political hue and colour and all political parties should offer their support in finding a permanent solution to this menace'', Mr Kumar said adding the government had demanded a package of Rs 1700 crore from Delhi for carrying out reconstructions of damaged roads, buildings, bridges and other infrastructural facilities in the flood hit area.

''I have personally urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the issue of construction of a 'high dam' in Nepal which could greatly help in reducing the devastating effect of the flood fury as most of the rivers playing havoc in the north Bihar originate from that country'', the Chief Minister observed.

UNI

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