July 8, 2009 4:06:53 pm
Alleging that ‘gross injustice’ was done with Bihar in the union budget,Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alleged that the cause of Bihar has been deliberately ignored in it.
Kumar also asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to have a resh look into the demands for special status and rehabilitation package for Kosi flood victims.
The promise for ensuring ‘inclusive growth’ by the UPA government would remain far-fetched unless Bihar progressed,he told reporters at his office in the state assembly in Patna.
“Bihar is now on the path of development and it needs financial support from the Centre for building a modern India,” he said and alleged that the Centre’s ‘pick and choose policy’ of allocating funds to states reflected that the Congress wanted an exclusive growth and not inclusive growth.
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Kumar said he would meet the prime minister in near future to seek corrections in the union budget to pave the way for Bihar receiving a special state status and rehabilitation package for the Kosi flood victims.
Lakhs of people were rendered homeless in the Kosi flood after the river breached its embankment at Kusaha in Nepal. Kumar took a dig at the Centre for seeking refund of assistance it extended to the state for relief to Kosi flood victims.
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