Patna, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today strongly advocated for good governance, inclusive growth, communal harmony, revamped centre-state relations and rule of law as ingredients of alternative vision of his party for the formation of non Congress- non BJP government at the Centre.

The senior JD (U) leader said both the parties would be stoutly rejected by the people in general elections and they would not reach together, even half mark of total strength of Lok Sabha.

Mr Kumar, along with JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, after releasing the manifesto of the party, told mediapersons here that good governance, inclusive growth and communal harmony were the key ingredients of the alternativevision, offered by the JD(U) for the formation of the government at the Centre.

'Revamped Centre State Relation and Rule of Law are the other important facets of the vision of the JD(U) which would be guiding principle for the formation of non-Congress and non-BJP government at the Centre', Mr Kumar said adding that his party was not claiming that it would form the government after Lok Sabha elections but would certainly force for the inclusion of the vision propounded by the party in formation of the next government.

The Chief Minister said manifesto of his party strongly advocated for maintaining communal harmony in the country and states required to be taken for inclusive growth and revamping the Centre- State relation and also establishing rule of law. 'Economic growth is meaningless and even dangerous if it does not benefit the poorest and weakest sections of the society', Mr Kumar said adding that this vision must reflect in every area of government planning.

Corporate India could be a partner in this endeavour but purely capital intensive jobless growth in few sectors fostering transparent crony capitalism at the neglect of education, health, agriculture and the plight of the poorest, was lopsided and illusionary growth, he added.

'The JD(U) manifesto takes the goal of inclusive growth beyond slogans and spells out a clear policy on how to direct economic growth so that the weakest sections of the society, particularly the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Extremely backward classes besides minorities and women are also benefitted', the chief minister maintained.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)