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Opposition walks out over graft in Bihar

Patna, Dec 3 (IANS)
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Published on 3 Dec. 2012 9:39 PM IST
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Bihar’s opposition parties - RJD, LJP and the Congress - staged a walkout from the assembly Monday and demanded a CBI probe into alleged graft in the state’s rural jobs scheme in the wake of a report by a Delhi-based NGO revealing “an open loot of taxpayers’ money”.

“When the government refused a CBI inquiry into the scam, the entire opposition staged a walkout from the state assembly,” Leader of Opposition in the Bihar assembly and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui told IANS. The opposition parties -- the RJD, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Congress members -- walked out of the assembly.

Earlier, Siddiqui said in the assembly that the opposition will approach the court if the Janata Dal-United (JD-U)-led state government failed to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into it.

After taking part in a special debate in the state assembly on the alleged irregularities in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), Siddiqui said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s government should not delay in ordering a CBI probe into the mega-scam.

 
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