Too Much Interference in Governance in Mahagathbandhan; Says Nitish

JD-U Working Committee meeting at CM's house in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the party's working committee meeting at his residence on Sunday, took yet another shot at his former political-enemy-turned-ally-turned-enemy-again Lalu Prasad Yadav saying 'some' leaders in the now-defunct Mahagathbandhan administration were interfering in even the lowest level of government functioning giving a bad name to the administration.

Kumar, without mentioning the name of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, his two sons, or any of the RJD or Congress leaders, said regular interference by ministers and legislators in even the minor government deliberations led to his rethinking of his decision to join hands with RJD and Congress leaders.

"While I was focused on social welfare and improving the lives of the people of Bihar, others came into power with the sole intention of amassing wealth and properties. This was giving a bad name to the government and I had no choice but to walk out of the previous government," the Janata Dal – U leader said at the meeting.

The Chief Minister, who has practically given up talking about investment and economic development, harped on his decision to impose prohibition in the state and steps taken to discourage dowry system and child marriages in Bihar.

Rest of the time Kumar talked about strengthening the party and how to recruit more members at the grassroots level who, he said, would be trained to manage party cells at the block level. He also discussed 'booth management' in Bihar saying the party had already appointed 'Booth Level Agents' at 31,000 of the 62,740 booths in Bihar in preparation of the next state and national elections.

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