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Nitish holds review meeting at Munger, local MP raises storm

Press Trust of India  |  Munger (Bihar) 

Kumar today directed the officials to ensure a timely disposal of applications filed under the Right to Public Services Act at a review meeting, which also witnessed a protest by the local over the seating arrangements. At a meeting where the development works in Munger, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Sheikhpura and Jamui districts were reviewed, the JD(U) chief pointed out that issuance of character, caste and certificates came under the purview of the act and added that these must be provided to the applicants within the stipulated time-frame. He also took stock of progress of the schemes launched as part of his "Saat Nishchay" (seven resolves) programme of good governance, which included equipping every household of the state with power connection, tap water and toilets, besides measures meant for the youth like credit cards for students. Meanwhile, before the meeting, local stormed out of the collectorate premises, alleging that she was insulted as she was not offered a seat at a proper place. The (LJP) MP, who is the wife of mafia don-turned-politician who is in jail as he was convicted in a murder case, told reporters, "I was asked to take a seat among the officials. This was a violation of the protocol. I am going to tomorrow and raise this issue before and Speaker " Blaming the (DM), she said, "I will see to it that this is moved out of my constituency." However, Munger DM denied the allegation, saying, "Nobody had asked her (Veena Devi) to take a seat among the officials.

In fact, an entire row of seats was earmarked for the elected representatives from the districts. "The became livid as soon as she saw there was no for her on the dais. The dais was small and could accommodate only a few people. So, only the and the ministers accompanying him were seated there." Kumar was accompanied by state ministers Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh, Shailesh Kumar, Kapildev Kamat, Vijay Kumar Sinha and

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:55 IST
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