Bihar CM Nitish Kumar personification package politics: BJP

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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.

BJP personality Ravi Shankar Prasad. PTIBJP personality Ravi Shankar Prasad. PTI

Union apportion Ravi Shankar Prasad. PTI

“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.