After BJP member Arun Shankar Prasad raised the matter during zero hour, Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav charged the state government with "indulging in politics" over
the issue by not cooperating with the Centre.

This despite Centre's having volunteered to help it rehabilitate the 6-km long bridge over the river connecting Patna with Hajipur in Vaishali district, Yadav added.

He cited that different survey reports including one by JICA of Japan have established that there was no fault in pillars of the bridge but the entire superstructure has to be changed.

He explained though earlier the state government had chalked out a proposal to built a bridge between Tazpur to Vidhupur and make Road-cum-Railway bridge at Digha operational by building approach road, the state has so far failed to acquire land for the same.

Road Construction Department minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan alleged negligence by the Centre and accused BJP of trying to derive political mileage over the subject.

Mahatama Gandhi setu was made operational in 1982.

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