Patna: RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday poohed assessment by some top industrials and bankers that Bihar was on the threshold of take off stage for industrial development.

"Where is the infrastructure and electricity required for industrial activities?" Prasad asked.

He wondered why Bihar State Industrial Investment Advisory Council (BSIIAC) members comprising top industrialists and bankers were creating a hype about law and order situation and industrial development under the NDA dispensation and asked them to assess ground reality by forsaking comforts of the AC venue.

The visiting industrialists and bankers enjoyed a visit to Bihar paid by the state government and were bound to say something in praise of their hosts, the RJD supremo said sarcastically.

There was nothing like the peaceful law and order situation nor was there any industrial development taking place in the state during the NDA rule, he said.

The problems like land acquisition, power and corruption in the corridors of powered continued to dog the potential investors, he said.

There has been no let up in crime and violence against the downtrodden, women and minorities and the people have taken to street to vent their ire, Prasad said adding even the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) figures has shown the surge in crime graph.

(Agencies)

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