Patna, Jul 8: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that boundary walls of 8,064 grave yards incorporated in the priority list on the basis of their sensitivity had been constructed and direction had been issued to complete the remaining work soon.
Intervening during reply to a starred question of RJD member Raghuvansh Kumar Yadav in the state assembly, Mr. Kumar said that the state government had prepared a list of 8,064 graveyards which were either already under dispute or could come under dispute by conducting a survey in 2006. He said, districts magistrates and police superintendents were authorised later to fix the priority for construction of boundary walls of graveyards.
The Chief Minister said that district magistrates and police superintendents were authorised to take decisions on the construction of boundary walls of graveyards incorporated in the priority list on the basis of sensitivity but if any MLA wanted to construct boundary wall of any graveyard included in the priority list soon, he could do it under Chief Minister Area Development Scheme.
He said, if MLA wished, he could construct boundary wall of a temple from the fund allocated under Chief Minister Area Development Scheme.
Earlier, RJD member Raghuvansh Kumar Yadav said that the boundary wall of ‘Lal Khan ka Dargah’, situated in the middle of a graveyard at Kataiya village under Pipra block area in Supaul district had not been constructed. Due to non-construction of boundary wall, apprehension about piousness and security of Dargah always existed and the government should construct the boundary wall at the earliest.
On it, state home minister (In charge) Bijendra Prasad Yadav said that the list for construction of boundary wall of graveyards was prepared on the basis of their priority and ‘Lal Khan ka Dargah’ at Kataiya village was not in the list. He said if MLA wanted, he could do the work from the fund allocated under Chief Minister Area Development Scheme. (UNI)