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Bihar on the move: State was a case of absence of governance, says CM Nitish Kumar

23-August-2010
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Bihar on the move: State was a case of absence of governance, says CM Nitish Kumar

GovernanceNow, a Sri Adhikari Brothers’ enterprise, recently organised a forum to discuss the current situation in Bihar under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and its future growth prospects. From ‘Brand Bihar’ to ‘What Bihar Needs Next’, the forum explored the various facets of the state. Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India, engaged the Bihar Chief Minister in a tough round of Q&A. The forum, titled ‘Bihar on the Move’, was inaugurated by MJ Akbar, Editor-in-Chief, The Sunday Guardian.

Speaking on the challenges faced by his government in the last five years in Bihar, Kumar said that he had one clear agenda in his mind on the very first day of his office that he had to focus on the condition of governance in the state. “We focussed on one thought – governance with justice,” he added.

Citing the example of the Uday Shankar’s success, Kumar appreciated the talent of those ‘Biharis’ who had achieved success in various walks of life.

In a tete-a-tete with the Chief Minster, Shankar asked, “Is your condition more like Sachin Tendulkar these days, expectations from you are so high that you have to hit a century in every inning?” Kumar replied that he was in very good form and was ready to perform better. He added that he had initiated the revolution of the development and this could not be reversed now. “Bihar was not the case of bad governance, it was the case of absence of governance,” he insisted.

Kumar also noted that in the last five years, people of the state had seen development in every sector, including primary education, health, security, roads, which was in a very deleterious condition earlier. “The 50 per cent reservation to women in Panchayats has given a boost to women’s confidence. Now, they come out of their villages and visit cities fearlessly. The fear has diluted from their hearts,” Kumar maintained.

Meanwhile, the day-long discussions also featured some eminent panelists, including Rahul Dev, Editor-in-Chief, CNEB; Shaibal Gupta, ADRI; actor Shalini Vats; GS Kang, former Chief Secretary of Bihar; Manisha Priyam; Harivansh, Editor, Prabhat Khabar; Prof Anand Kumar and Mahesh Rangarajan, who put forth their views on the past, present and future scenario of Bihar.

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