Janata Durbar was my idea, says Nitish Kumar

Janata Durbar was my idea, says Nitish Kumar
Patna, Jan 13: Arvind Kejriwal's failed idea Janata Durbar was actually conceived by Nitish Kumar. The Bihar chief minister claimed on Monday that 'Janata Durbar' or people's court in which the public could share its problems with his ministers and him - was his idea.

Kumar also said that his government has been, like AAP, waging war against corruption right from the beginning.He will on 15 January review corruption cases across the state at a meeting, to be attended by Chief Secretary, Secretaries of all departments besides the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, to know steps taken against graft and status of pending cases.

Kumar said that the concept of a regularly scheduled public meeting to ensure people's problems are addressed was his brainchild.

"There was no past example of such a programme when a chief minister interacted directly with the common man. It was started in Bihar during my regime," he said.

Initially, Mr Kumar's janata darbars were held twice a week. They now occur every Monday.

However, from the very beginning, Janata Durbar was disrupted by large crowds. Kejriwal's first janata darbar was abruptly abandoned when thousands of people showed up to meet him on Saturday. The chief minister was escorted out by the police.

Kejriwal said that he will travel to different parts of Delhi every Saturday to talk to people.

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