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Besra ire over CM ‘asylum’

Jamshedpur, Dec. 12: Jharkhand People’s Party president Surya Singh Besra today made a scathing attack on the BJP-led government in the state, accusing it of giving a long rope to rogue contractors and government officials responsible for substandard development projects.

“Not a single contractor has been blacklisted or any officer been suspended in the past seven years even though eight newly built bridges have been washed out in floods,” he said at a news conference at Nirmal Bhavan.

Announcing his party’s ‘Vision 2020’, the former MLA drew a parallel with the NDA-led Bihar government. Besra said chief minister Nitish Kumar was taking stringent steps to ensure that Bihar did not falter on the road to development.

“He has blacklisted over 150 contractors within a year after finding that the projects they were entrusted with were not upto the mark. But what is Arjun Munda doing in Jharkhand? He is giving patronage to corrupt contractors and safeguarding unethical officers,” Besra said.

He added that since development projects were executed with public money, there should be accountability for each and every rupee spent.


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