Rediff.com  » News » Infrascture, law & order top priorities: Nitish

Infrascture, law & order top priorities: Nitish

Source: PTI
November 24, 2005 21:12 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Expressing optimism about full cooperation from the Centre, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said improvement of basic infrastructure and law and order would be among his top priorities to create a conducive atmosphere for attracting investment.

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

"I am confident about the Centre extending full cooperation to bring the state back on the path of development". Kumar told his maiden press conference after assuming office.

Kumar said that during his meeting with the Prime Minister in New Delhi before flying to Patna to form the National Democratic Alliance government, Manmohan Singh assured that the Centre would provide adequate assistance for ensuring growth of the state. "And I am reasonably sure that he will keep his word".

Images: Nitish takes over Laluland

Asked about the steps he would take to attract foreign investment, Kumar said, "What to talk about foreign investment, even internal investment at this stage would not be forthcoming unless an atmosphere conducive to it is created.

"We have to improve law and order and work for development of basic infrastructure in order to attract such investment," he said.

Bihar Elections 2005: Complete Coverage

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI© Copyright 2022 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.