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Rabri walks out of CMs' conclave

May 10, 2003 15:13 IST

Protesting the projection of Bihar as the most backward state in the country in an issue of India Today, a visibly angry Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Saturday walked out of a chief ministers' conclave organised by the magazine in New Delhi.

She said a wrong picture was being projected of her state, which she would not tolerate.

Accompanying her was her husband and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Laloo Prasad Yadav, who threatened to burn copies of the magazine.

Yadav was later persuaded by the organisers to stay on and have his say. Rabri Devi, however, did not return.

Goa was adjudged the best state.

Laloo later launched a scathing attack on the government and the Planning Commission for discriminating against Bihar in allocation of funds.

Recalling that at the time of carving Jharkhand out of Bihar Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had promised a special package for his state, Yadav said: "Till today not a single paisa has been given.Delhi, the power centre, has been built with our money and it is ignoring Bihar," he said.

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Sub: Rabri walks out of CMs' conclave

Although I, being a Bihari, have no adulation for Laloo and his rubbery wife, I would like to point out that i the process, no ...

Posted by Kaushik Das

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I think the situation in Bihar in last 12-13 years of Laloo Yadev regime has become bad to worst. It is lacking behind at all ...

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its nice she walks out before public get annoyed ,laloo prasad and rabri devi are the most corrupted leaders in india politics, they are just ...

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Dear Vimal, I guess you are missing the point here. You are talking in terms of corruption in politics. But here we are talking about ...

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Certainly bihar is not poor state, it is rich water , tourism spots and some extent minearals but only due to corrupt and caste based ...

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