RJD ministers hampering development in Bihar: Nitish

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Patna, Jan 24 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today accused the RJD ministers at the Centre of opposing developmental works taken up by his government in the state.

While addressing a function, organised by the NDA, to mark the 85th anniversary of the great socialist leader Karpoori Thakur, Mr Kumar alleged that out of ''jealousy'' they were creating obstacles on the path of development in the state.

Mr Kumar made an appeal to the state to maintain social and communal harmony in the ''interest of the state''.

He said that some of the ministers in the union cabinet were unable to understand the developmental activities taken up by his government in the state.

Mr Kumar further said the state had potential for setting up of of agro-based industries and several prominent business personnel have shown interest in setting up industries, based on sugar cane.

To facilitate them, the government had already amended the existing law and sent it for the Centres approval he said alleging that maintaining an apathetic attitude the centre did not allow to set up ethenol factory.

For the anolamies in the BPL list and short allocations of kerosene oil, Mr Kumar blamed the Centre, saying that the matter had been raised on several occasions on different platforms but the union government maintained a casual approach towards the issue.

Later, Mr Kumar highlighted the contributions of the great socialist leader Karpoori Thakur and appealed the leaders and party activists to follow the foot steps of the leader.

Meanwhile, the RJD observed the day as an ''anti-ditatorship'' day. In the function, organised at the party office, the RJD state president Abdul Bari Siddiqui outlined the ideologies of the great leader, who strived for the welfare of the oppressed sections of society.

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