Chidambaram remarks not justified: Nitish Kumar

Chidambaram remarks not justified: Nitish Kumar

"I am not aware of the exact content of the diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks, but whatever I gathered from the statements of leaders, Chidambaram's comments are not justified in any way," Kumar told reporters here.

He said, "entire country is one (and) development of all parts of the country must be ensured. India is one and inclusive growth of the country has to be achieved."
Chidambaram during his interaction with US Ambassador Timothy Roemer in 2009 reportedly made the remarks.

However, in New Delhi, the Home Minister denounced the diplomatic cable. "Don't dignify the cables... But if you want me to comment, I denounce the cables."

Kumar also alleged that faulty policy of Centre for Bihar has become impediment in its way of development. "At the time of division of the state when a separate state of Jharkhand was carved out in 2000, the rest of Bihar suffered heavy loss of revenue due to the freight equalisation policy of the Centre."

The Chief Minister said while the state had enough potential in the field of sugarcane development, the Centre shifted the focus to Uttar Pradesh and other states.