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Nitish Kumar takes a dig at Lalu Prasad's 'greed', quotes Mahatma Gandhi on Independence Day

Taking a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar quoted Mahatma Gandhi on Tuesday and said that nature had enough to fulfil needs but not greed, reported India Today. "It is important that people get rid of their greed," he was quoted as saying.

Nitish, who was commenting on the "fund transfer scam" expose in Bhagalpur, said that those responsible in the scam would not go unpunished, according to the India Today report. The Bihar chief minister was speaking at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna on the occasion of the 71st Independence Day on Tuesday.

File image of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar. IBNlive

File image of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar. News18

After unfurling the national flag, Nitish vowed to stick to his commitment to good governance and battling corruption. "We will not compromise with efforts on corruption, governance and development," the Janata Dal-United (JD(U)) leader said.

Since his split from the Grand Alliance in Bihar, Nitish has been vocal about his stand against corruption.

Defending his move of joining ranks with BJP, Kumar had said in the past that he couldn't "tolerate the corruption" in the RJD.

"I tolerated a lot, but I couldn't tolerate corruption in RJD. I just couldn't stay in the alliance with RJD any longer when raids started taking place," Nitish had said.

CBI had conducted several raids on Lalu Pasad Yadav's properties on 7 July in connection with corruption charges against the RJD chief, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav, who was also the deputy chief minister in Nitish Kumar's Cabinet before the Mahagathbandhan split.

On 8 August, Lalu attacked Nitish for breaking the Grand Alliance and claimed that the JD(U) leader committed "political suicide" by joining hands with the BJP in Bihar.


Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017 13:44 PM

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