Patna: A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wrote a minute to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley alleging taste opposite Bihar in devolution of taxation resources, Union apportion Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday charged Kumar with personification “package politics”, a anxiety to a PM’s proclamation of a 1.25 lakh-crore package for a state.
“Nitish Kumar is simply personification ‘package politics’ and is not during all meddlesome in a expansion of Bihar,” he told reporters.
Reeling out total from opposite central sources to strike during Nitish Kumar for his government’s disaster to means expansion in a past dual years of his tenure, Prasad asked a arch apportion to explain a pointy decrease in cultivation expansion rate in Bihar by 11.5 percent in 2013-14 opposite analogous information in 2012-13 when he was heading a NDA government.
The state supervision could extricate itself from disappearing cultivation expansion rate by harping on unsound fertilisers supply and other reasons, though a fact remained that he jettisoned a BJP in 2013 and as a outcome there was altogether decrease in a opening of his government, Prasad said.
He also nailed Kumar for a pointy decrease in mercantile expansion rate during 8.82 per cent in 2013-14 as opposite 15.05 percent in 2012-13 to expostulate home his indicate that a Nitish Kumar supervision had mislaid concentration on expansion after disjunction ties with a BJP.
The Union apportion also referred to a pointy decrease in private investment proposals in 2013-14 – Rs 6,059 crore down from Rs 17,452 crore in 2012-13 – and slammed Kumar for vitiating a quick domestic atmosphere that prevailed in Bihar during a NDA order by walking out of a BJP-led coalition.
This, he alleged, led a investors to spin their courtesy divided from Bihar.
On Kumar’s unchanging trashing of a special package announced by a Prime Minister final month by describing it as “repackaging of aged schemes”, Prasad criticised him for using down a PM for his joining to rise a state.
“Bihar stands to benefit Rs 4,08,166 crore over a subsequent 5 years from a Centre as a share from divisible pool of taxation resources as per recommendations of a 14th Finance Commission,” Prasad said.
“This is 86 percent aloft than Rs 1,72,944 crore that a state supervision had perceived as per a 13th Finance Commission recommendations between 2010-15,” a Union Minister forked out.
In addition, a Centre will yield Rs 24,000 crore to a internal bodies in Bihar between 2015-20, he said.
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On a Chief Minister consistently perfectionist extend of special difficulty standing as a cure-all for mercantile expansion of Bihar, Prasad, a comparison BJP personality from Bihar, strike behind reminding him that it was a UPA supervision that had deserted his direct for special standing dual years ago.
“Bihar’s defence for special standing was deserted by an inter-ministerial row set adult by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in March, 2013,” Prasad said.
Taking a appropriate during a arch apportion for his determined direct for special standing to Bihar, Prasad asked: “if all has to be finished by a Centre, afterwards what for we to do as a arch minister?”
“And if Bihar can't mount on a possess but special status, afterwards because did we announce Rs 2.70 lakh crore prophesy request for expansion over a subsequent 5 years?” Prasad wanted to know.
Observing that Bihar indispensable a supervision that can work in tandem with a Centre to take mercantile expansion on quick track, Prasad exuded certainty that a BJP-led bloc would brush a Assembly polls on expansion agenda.
The Union Minister also nudged Congress on a unfamiliar revisit of a vice-president Rahul Gandhi and asked a celebration to tell a nation where a personality has left and for what purpose.
“We, being in a government, are also disturbed and wish to know about a locale of Rahul Gandhi,” he said.