Upendra levelling baseless allegations against Nitish govt: JD(U)

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Patna, Aug 20 (UNI) Senior JD(U) leader and Bihar Minor Irrigation Minister Dinesh Prasad Kushwaha today rubbished the allegations of state NCP president Upendra Prasad Kushwaha that the Kushwaha community was being ignored during the regime of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Mr Kushwaha told newspersons here that the NCP president had been ''illegally occupying the government bungalow'' despite losing the Bihar Assembly elections in 2005.

''As per the provisions, he should have vacated the bungalow in 2005 itself, but was occupying it on one pretext or the other, despite reminders to him in this regard on several occasions,'' he added.

''The bungalow occupied by Upendra Kushwaha was allotted to me and I had signed the possession papers on his assurance that he would vacate it soon, but it remained in illegal possession of the NCP leader till recently, and the administration had to get it forcibly vacated,'' the minister said, adding that there was nothing wrong in the administrative action against the NCP leader.

''The allegations of the NCP leader regarding the Kushwaha community being ignored by the Nitish Kumar government are baseless,'' he said, adding that the Kushwaha community was given due representation in government, Legislatures and the administration.

Mr Dinesh Kushwaha alleged that the NCP leader was politicising his eviction from the government bungalow which he was illegally occupying.

''Such attempt of the the NCP leader would not have any effect on the masses,'' he claimed.

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