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Nitish terms Lalu’s campaign a “farce”

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday dubbed as “farce” the campaign launched by opposition RJD leader Lalu Prasad against rising prices.

“It is nothing, but a farce,” Mr. Kumar told reporters here.

The Chief Minister said the RJD had no moral right to agitate on the issue as it was a UPA partner when prices had started increasing.

Pawar’s remark

Referring to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar’s statement on price rise, he asked the Central leaders to be careful in their comments as it caused difficulties for States.

“I have full respect for Pawar Saheb ... but responsible people should bear the fact in mind before making a statement on such a sensitive issue,” he said.

Mr. Kumar said it was a different matter that Mr. Pawar’s statement did not have any impact on Bihar as there was a Cabinet sub-committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister S. K. Modi which was taking care of controlling price in the State. PTI

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