When persuasion to restore normalcy failed, Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary adjourned the House till 2 PM.

Replying to a short notice question of RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Rural Development Minister Shrawan Kumar said that the Centre had reduced allocation under Indira Awas Yojna by 54 percent in 2014-15 as compared to 2013-14 hampering the programme of providing home to poor in the state.

Kumar added the Centre reduced the allocation by changing the criteria in 2011 census whereby damaged homes were not included and only shortage of homes was recognised as the criteria for providing Indira Awas to poor.

While the Minister was blaming the Centre, leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav intervened and said the criteria was changed in 2011 when Congress-led UPA was in power at the Centre and reduction in allocation was also of the same period.

The Opposition leader said BJP-led NDA government has no role in the crisis and sought to know from the government why Chief Minister Nitish kumar did not raise the issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met him twice recently.

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