Global Summit is waste of public money: Lalu

Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today described the three-day Global Bihar Summit 2012 on changing Bihar as "nothing but an exercise in futility and waste of public money." "The Global Bihar Summit 2012 is nothing but sheer waste of the public money… it is nothing but an exercise in futility," Prasad told reporters here.

He alleged that Nitish Kumar government had in 2007 hosted a similar summit on "Resurgent Bihar", but nothing came off out of it. "Not not a single investor came to Bihar," he said. He said the summit 2012 was nothing "but an image make-over exercise" by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

"I want to know from the Nitish Kumar government to explain as to what for the summit has been organised," Prasad said while castigating Nitish Kumar`s oft-repeated clarifications that the summit was not "investors meet and no no MOU is proposed to be signed. In fact, the ground reality is that poverty continues, farmers are in bad shape and law and order has deteriorated," Prasad alleged.

"Who is responsible for the sheer waste of the public money being spent on holding the summit," he asked. Chief Minister owed an explanation to the people for "this type of exercise which will not not prove handy for investment point of view," he said.