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Check extravagance during drought: RJD

patna Updated: Aug 27, 2009 20:39 IST

Charging Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with "not being serious" to tackle the drought situation in Bihar, Opposition RJD on Thursday asked the chief minister to curb expenditure and work for people's relief.

"Kumar is not serious to tackle drought situation in Bihar," state RJD chief Abdul Bari Siddiqui told reporters in Patna.

Stating that chief minister had himself gone on record saying that the situation might turn for the worse in Bihar in the coming days in the absence of rains, Siddiqui said.

"It has become necessary to strictly enforce financial discipline and avoid extravagance," he said.

It will be difficult to tackle the situation in future if the state government fails to check expenditure, the RJD leader said.

He said in the event of Centre not considering the demand for financial assistance for the drought-hit people in the state, the state government would have to depend on its own resources.

"It will also be necessary for cut the expenses on fuels for the vehicles of ministers and bureaucrats, besides holding feasts on official expenses," he added.