Law Kumar Mishra
Patna : JD(U) president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on November 26 strongly refuted the claim of a leading Hindi newspaper that
he (Nitish) had a secret meeting with BJP president Amit Shah at a Gurugram farm house on November 1, 2016.
Addressing a conference on Prohibition Day here, Nitish regretted the news report and said, ” I never met Amit Shah. It appears the newspaper invented the news and only the reporter who filed the story can confirm or deny. He must tell when and where I met Amit Shah. Did I meet Amit Shah at the reporter’s farm house?”said a furious chief minister. Nitish said till now, social media had been circulating false and fabricated news, but now even leading dailies are spreading such reports.
Nitish defended his repeated statements on demonetisation and said PM Narendra Modi has taken the right decision which would
have far reaching implications in improving nation’s economy and lives of commmen. He urged PM to take strong action against those having benami property. “I have seen people having four to five houses and land plots. There is a limit to asset creation. Lust for property should be curbed and PM should strike at those having “benami real estates,” Nitish said. Nitish said the BJP was deliberately spreading runours about JD (U)- BJP proximity, which was baseless. There is no question of any tie up with the BJP, he clarified.
At Patna, the income-tax (investigation unit) officials searched the premises of four leading builders on Boring Road and allegedly found evidences of investment by IAS and IPS officers post November 8. They found documents which confirmed apprehensions that the builders had entered into agreements with some top officers of Bihar by accepting their Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes worth Rs 3.42 crore on November 10, 2016.