Paswan slams Nitish for raising domestic issues with visitors

Kumar has shown immaturity in discussing internal political issues: Paswan

Written by Agencies | Patna | Published: August 26, 2012 3:12:31 pm

The LJP supremo today lambasted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for raising domestic political issues with the members of the visiting Pakistani parliamentary delegation and said that it was not appropriate on the part of the latter to vilify performance of his predecessor in Bihar.

“Kumar has shown immaturity in discussing internal political issues and vilifying the performance of his predecessor in Bihar,” he told reporters.

During a recent interaction with the visiting Pakistani parliamentary delegation,the Chief Minister had referred to prevalence of lawlessness and ‘kidnapping’ industry in the state during the earlier regime in an obvious reference to the RJD-led rule and told the visitors as to how his government had worked hard to establish a rule of law in the state and ushered in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

“It goes against political ethics when you run down your adversaries before foreign visitors,” Paswan said referring to the Chief Minister’s criticism of the performance of the then RJD-led rule before the Pakistani parliamentary delegates.

The LJP supremo said that he too had visited a number of countries,including Pakistan,but did not raise domestic political issues as “we are duty-bound to put up united face and represent the country during interaction with a foreign country and visitors from there.”

Paswan also slammed the inconsistent stand of the NDA for seeking resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the alleged coal blocks allotment scam and said that if the CAG report was a yardstick for demanding the head of political rivals then the Bihar Chief Minister should have resigned on the report of the national auditor highlighting the AC/DC bills scam to the tune of Rs. 82,000 crores and other financial irregularities by his government.

The LJP supremo once more raked up the scandal with regard to removal of uteruses of about five lakh women by the doctors of authorized government and private hospitals in the state who also withdrew Rs. 30,000 from insurance of the victims under the NRHM by using their smart cards in the name of treatment of those women.

Paswan reiterated his demand for a CBI probe in the NRHM scam and asked the state government to pay a compensation of Rs. five lakhs to each women whose uteruses have been removed by the doctors or else his party will launch statewide agitation next month.

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