People''s court better than compromises in coalition: Nitish

Patna, Feb 16 (PTI) Flaying Prime Minister Manmohan Singhfor his admission that some compromises have to be made inmanaging a coalition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar todaysaid it is better to go to people''s court than running such acoalition.

"It will be always better to go to people''s court insteadof running such a coalition which encourages corruption andtries to break the country into pieces... and then the peoplewill return the person to power with massive mandate," Kumarsaid.

He was reacting to Prime Minister''s statement in NewDelhi earlier in the day that some compromises have to be madein managing a coalition while declaring that his governmentwould bring all the wrongdoers in scams to book.

On PM''s remarks that he was not that big a culprit asbeing made out to be, Kumar said nobody had cast personalaspersions on Singh.

"If, at all, PM has accepted that he has committedmistake, it raises doubts that there is something wrong," hesaid adding corruption is the "biggest burning issue" beforethe country and it has created doubts over the credibility ofa government.

On the charge that the entire drama was being enacted inorder to shield a minister from Gujarat, the chief ministersaid allegations and counter-allegations continue to be there.

"But a government which has failed to ensure smooth runof Parliament can''t be able to run the country," he remarkedadding that his government would not tolerate corruption andcontinue its fight against corruption.

Asked whether he harboured ambitions of becoming primeminister, Kumar said: "I have received massive support ofpeople from Bihar to work for them and I don''t see anywhereleft and right other than engaging my full energy to come uptotheir expectations".

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