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Nitish’s day out, not much in style

patna Updated: Feb 10, 2009 01:10 IST

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Perhaps for the first time in its history, the Bihar cabinet would meet at a nondescript village in Begusarai district on Tuesday as part of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's attempts to address the problems of rural masses.

Principal secretary Cabinet and Coordination department, Girish Shanker told PTI that the meeting would be held in a "tent".

The Chief Minister decided to organise the cabinet meeting at Barbighee village after he received thousands of complaints during his ongoing 'vikas yatra'.

Shanker said so far as he remembered that the state cabinet had never met in a village, adding that all ministers and concerned departmental heads would be transported to the village in a special luxurious bus to attend Tuesday's cabinet meeting at 2 pm.

Shanker said about 25 principal secretaries would accompany the ministers in the bus.

After the cabinet meeting, the ministers and officials would be served traditional lunch comprising rice-dal, roti, vegetables, 'papad,' salads and sweets in 'desi' (rural) form.