Nitish says he became MLC by choice and not compulsion

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Nitish Kumar
Patna, Jan 20: In an apparent bid to glorify the importance of the legislative council, the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that he chose to become the member of legislative council (MLC) by choice and not any compulsion.

“I chose to become an MLC by choice and not because of any compulsion as the Upper House is a respectable institution,” he said while addressing the commemorative meeting of the legislative council to mark its centenary celebrations.

“I will once again be elected to the legislative council upon completion of the present six-year term,” Kumar said.

Not only myself, but the Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and four other ministers are also members of the upper house even as its members have been elected as the Chief Minister in the past also, he said to drive home the significance of the legislative council.

Stating that the Bihar has had a glorious past and a bright future ahead, the Chief Minister called upon the members of the legislative council to collectively work towards development of the state.

“The MLAs belonging to different political parties may have divergent views, but all of us should shed our differences to take consensual decisions to the development of the state and welfare of the people,” he said. more


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