Nitish welcomes suggestions on Lokayukta

Nitish Kumar
Bettiah (Bihar), Nov 11: Expressing his resolve for constituting "a strong and effective" Lokayukta, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said he would appreciate suggestions from any individual, team or groups for it.

“We will appreciate suggestions or opinions from any individual, team or groups on constituting a strong and effective Lokayukta," Kumar said on the sidelines of his 'Janata Darbar'.

Stating that the proposed draft for the Lokayukta was discussed by the state cabinet on Tuesday and it was “not final", Kumar said the cabinet had decided to place the draft on the government"s websites to elicit opinions from various sections.

“We have called an all-party meeting in Patna on November 26 for consultations on the proposal," Kumar said, adding his intention was quite clear to bring Chief Minister, Ministers and officials within the ambit of Lokayukta.

Kumar said that, The cabinet had set up a three-member ministerial committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi to fine-tune the draft and it would once again be placed for discussion for final approval by the cabinet after he would personally vet the draft.

Stating that his government can enact a legislation which is permitted within the legislative purview, Kumar said he had never believed in “doing something merely as show".

Nitish added that, “I made my statement on team Anna yesterday because the mediamen approached me for the same… I don"t harbour any grudge against any group or team on any matter".


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