Nitish wants to do away with Gift-giving Practice


Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, annoyed by the latest controversy related to the dubious practice of the government departments showering legislators with lavish gifts to 'show their appreciation', called for a ban on the tradition saying the custom should be stopped as it sent wrong signal to the people of Bihar.

Sources said that the Chief Minister will ask the Cabinet to put a stop to the gift-giving practice and those who had already accepted the gifts should donate it to people who need it.

As reported, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav have justified the practice insisting there was nothing wrong in it as most legislators were 'poor' people.

Earlier, as the controversy ballooned in view of the fact that a number of government departments spent several lakh rupees of the tax-payers' money to shower gift on the legislators while more than two lakh regularized school teachers in Bihar went unpaid for several months, former Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi returned the gift, including the microwave oven and set of luggage, saying he agreed with the Chief Minister for putting an end to this hideous practice.

Both Rabri Devi and her son criticized Modi by calling him a hypocrite.

"If he must return the gifts, first he should explain why took the gifts in the first place and then return all the gifts that he willingly accepted in the last ten years," Yadav said.


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