Paswan for probe by sitting judge to find cause of Bihar flood
Amid intense politics over Bihar floods, the Lok Janshakti Party headed by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday demanded a judicial inquiry into the Kosi breach headed by a sitting judge.

"A high-powered inquiry by a sitting judge should be conducted and it should submit its report in three months," Paswan told reporters here.

He held the state government responsible for the disaster. "The deluge is a result of total failure of the state," he said.

Paswan also alleged that the food being supplied in the relief camps run by the government is sub-standard.

The LJP chief said he would not organise any Iftar party this year and instead donate the money for providing relief to the flood victims.

The Bihar government is conducting a probe by a retired High Court Judge to look into the breach, which has evoked sharp criticism from the opposition parties in the state.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has dubbed the inquiry as an eyewash alleging that the state government is trying to cover up its failure through it, but JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav dismissed the allegation that the Nitish Kumar government totally failed in the flood control measures.