Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made it clear that the guilty will not be spared in the recently unearthed multi-crore scam in construction of toilets in the state.
"The guilty will not be spared. Strict action will be taken against all those who are found guilty of having embezzled public money. This has been our policy", Kumar told reporters here on the sidelines of his weekly "Lok Samvad" programme.
Kumar was responding to queries about the scam, wherein crores of rupees were fraudulently transferred into the accounts of NGOs. A number of persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged irregularities so far.
The Chief Minister also said "we have always been very cautious about claims made with regard to sanitation. Recently, a proposal had come from Sasaram to declare the district ODF (open defecation free). But we decided to first verify the claim through a third-party, independent agency".
Replying to another query, the Chief Minister, who was ...
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