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Nitish Kumar vows to continue war on corruption; says prohibition has brought about social change

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to good governance and battling corruption as he hoisted the national flag on Independence Day in Patna on Tuesday.

File image of Nitish Kumar. PTI

File image of Nitish Kumar. PTI

The Janata Dal-United leader told people that Bihar was on the path of justice-laced development.

After unfurling the national flag at the Gandhi Maidan, Nitish Kumar said, "We will not compromise with efforts on corruption, governance and development."

He said his government had been fulfilling its "seven resolves" one after another.

He spoke about the 35 percent reservation his government had provided for women in government jobs.

Nitish Kumar said his government's decision to ban liquor trade and consumption had brought about a social change.

"The liquor ban has helped to change village environs. It is a harbinger of social change and reform."

Nitish Kumar said his government had speeded up efforts to provide tap water and electricity to all households besides toilets.

Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017 10:10 AM

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