According to news agency PTI, Nitish Kumar expressed his outrage when Sinha asked state minister Bijendra Yadav to apprise the House about the action taken in connection with an incident in Lakhisarai a few days later – which Sinha also has an assembly constituency.
“The minister has been authorized to respond on behalf of the government. When they have submitted that the investigation is going on, you ask them to come up with a new answer the day before. It is against the rules. Please look at the Constitution”, Nitish Kumar said.
“It is the job of the government and the police to take action in such cases. The report of the investigation will have to be presented in the court. Does the House have the right to interfere in the matter? I am completing my fourth term as Chief Minister. I was also a member of the Legislative Assembly once. I have never seen such a procedural discrepancy. Please don’t run the House like this,” the Bihar chief minister said.
On a calm note, Sinha expressed respect for the Chief Minister’s knowledge and experience, besides acknowledging Kumar’s support for “the one who helped me rise to this chair”, the news agency reported. commenced.
“But please understand my plight. Initially I tried not to discuss the matter after it was referred to the Committee of Privileges. But the Treasury Bench and the members of the opposition have repeatedly created ruckus. Eventually, I have to take the seat of the House. considered to be the guardian”, Sinha said.
First published:March 14, 2022, 7:53 pm