'Bitter letter': Nitish Kumar questions Sushil Kumar Shinde over medical scam

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Kumar questions Shinde over scam
Patna, Sep 11: Nitish Kumar on Thursday wrote to senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, seeking information regarding Rs 25 crore medicine, medical equipment and infrastructure scam..

"Confusing statements are being passed by you regarding me in the purchase of medicines and equipment by State Health Society Bihar (SHSB) and Bihar Medical Services Infrastructure Corporation Limited (BMSICL). Accusations are being made that the irregularities in purchase happened when the charge of the health department was with me," wrote Kumar in the letter to Modi, copy of which is available with PTI.

"I don't have any official information about this matter. Since you are raising the issue with authority everyday, I want to know how many times the minister's orders were taken for the tenders floated by SHSB and BMSICL. Also tell me when was the purchase committee or technical committee were constituted and what was the role of Health Minister in their work and decisions," wrote Kumar.

The former CM has written a two page letter stating that efforts were being made to connect the name of a government official Sanjay Kumar with him, who was his personal secretary for a few months during his early tenure. But that official later returned to his parent cadre due to health reasons.

"It will be relevant to know which work were allotted to him and from what level when the official in question was posted as joint secretary in the health department. I also want to know how the work done by him during his tenure at health department is being linked to his tenure as personal secretary to CM," added Kumar in the epistle.

With PTI inputs,

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