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Paswan criticises Bihar govt for poor performance

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 5: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) supremo and Minister for Chemicals and Fertiliser and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan today criticised the Bihar Government for its ''utter failure in tackling the major problem of law and order in the State.''

Talking to newsmen prior to the celebration of his 60th birthday here today, Mr Paswan said the Nitish Kumar Government, which has completed seven months in office, has virtually failed to tackle the problems on all fronts, whether it is law and order or the teachers' issues.

Pointing out the dismal state of the police force, he said the strength of the force is just at one-third of the requirement, there is a lack of vehicles, permanent establishments, and other facilities, which affect its functioning.

''It is a pity, but it is also a fact that when any major crime takes place, the police force run away from the scene to save their guns from being snatched away by the miscreants or otherwise they would loose their jobs,'' he said.

With regards to the teachers, Mr Paswan said there were 2.5 lakh teachers post laying vacant in the state which could not be filled up due to paucity of funds with the State Government.

''The expectation of the people were very high but so far the government has not produced any results,'' he said, adding another reason for the poor performance of the state government is that in majority of places, ''it is still the people or the sympathisers of the RJD who are at the helm of the affairs.'' Later, Mr Paswan celebrated by cutting a massive cake as his followers wished him


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