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Lalu questions special state status of Bihar

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Patna, Apr 04 (UNI) RJD supremo and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad today questioned why should they support the Bihar government for special status to the state and alleged that the NDA government lacked vision to work for alround development of the state.

Mr Prasad told newspersons here today that there was no point his party should support Nitish government on the proposal as the RJD itself had got declared Bihar as a backward state.

Ironically RJD during the day had supported the proposal moved by the Nitish government in the state assembly to accord special status to Bihar. The party senior members who had enjoyed power as ministers during RJDs regime too had participated in the related special debate on the floor of the Lower house and had given speeches in which they had blamed lack of will power among the political parties for sorry state of Bihar.

When asked during the press conference whether Mr Prasad supported the related proposal he took a U turn from the stand taken by his party in the state assembly and claimed his party had done a lot for the development of the state and managed to get huge financial assistance for development and there was no question of support such move.

He said the NDA government led by Nitish Kumar had promised to bring prosperity in Bihar on the pattern on Hariyana, however it failed to keept its assurances.

Mr Prasad alleged that the Nitish government lacked vision and announced to construct small bridges under Chief Ministers scheme without making any financial provision. Similarly 15 additional districts had been announced to be covered under employment gurantee scheme without any financial provision, he added.

He cautioned Nitish Kumar to ramain alert from his deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi who was all set to sell the state in some private pockets like Prakash Jha, film director. He alleged Mr Jha was allotted prime peace of big land at a throw away price and the fild directed by him was made tax free which was unfair in the interest of the state.

Mr Prasad tried to pass a silent message to the officers and bureaucrats of Bihar saying that they should not remain in dilemma as the NDA had accidently came to power.

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