I follow Gandhiji’s words on being trustee: Nitish Kumar hits out at Centre

He also highlighted ill effects of social media as practised today.

By: PTI | Patna | Published:November 15, 2016 5:07 pm
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Apparently hitting out at the BJP-led government at the Centre for spending a lot of money on advertisements, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said “unlike them” he follows words of Mahatama Gandhi that “we are trustee of public exchequer and not owner”. He also highlighted ill effects of social media as practised today.

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“I follow words of Mahatama Gandhi that we are trustee of public money and not owner and hence do not go for exuberant government financed advertisement campaign like them,” he said addressing a function after launching a programme to provide free electricity connection to nearly 50 lakh households in the state.

“We probably have lowest expenditure on government sponsored advertisements in the country,” Kumar said.

The CM also holds charge of Information and Public Relations Department.

In an oblique attack at the BJP-led NDA government, Kumar, who is also JD(U) National President, said “they” go for massive publicity campaign by spending a lot on “highlighting themselves”.

Kumar said instead of spending a lot on advertisements from public money he travels across the state and makes people aware of the programmes launched for them.

He also came down heavily on “miscampaign” on social media which have yielded devastating effects.

“Britain exited from European Union due to such campaign on social media,” he said to drive home the point.

He further said that recently a prominent private TV channel beamed a news item on the basis of social media about somebody feeding food to some Air force officials at a service flight who were deprived of cash in the wake of demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes. But, when the concerned person (who fed the Air force officials) was interviewed, he denied doing it.

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    Natesh Guruswamy
    Nov 16, 2016 at 12:27 am
    His alliance with fodder scamsters prove how much of a hiian he is.He probably has the dubious distinction next to akhilesh of having the highest number of goons in his cabinet. hi will not be amused....nitish should know that the devil cannot quote the scripture.
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      Vikram
      Nov 15, 2016 at 9:46 pm
      I suppose Nitish was inspired by hi in allowing criminals in Bihar be released.
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        V.V.Chandrasekaran
        Nov 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm
        Modi himself is a media creation.Propaa , that too false is the most used and dreaded weapon of the Sangh Parivar.After capturing power they use public money for the same.
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