Nitish for ‘economic tie-up’ with states
Nitish, who released a report card of the NDA government that completed seven years in the state, said: “Though Bihar has improved its human development index, it will take 25 more years to be at par with the national average. This is where we want states below the national development averages to come together. I will take this up with other states after the upcoming Assembly session.”
Not mentioning the states or the CMs he would like to take along in his efforts to put pressure on the Centre, Nitish parried questioning on new political polarisation that may take place due to this move.
Nitish announced Rs 23,881 crore project to connect 1.41 lakh villages with 250-plus population by constructing 34,951 km roads over five years.
He also announced a Rs 1,600 crore project in collaboration with the World Bank to revive old training colleges for teachers and start new ones.
The Chief Minister reiterated his August 15 announcement of asking for votes in the next Assembly elections only if the government is able to improve the power situation in Bihar by 2015.
He said though there were many challenges, the state government
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