Here is a chief minister who says hoarding and black marketinng are not crimes. He even asked the people not to worry about such activities.
Stirring up a controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has said that hoarding and black marketing of goods by small traders will not be treated as a crime and asked them not to worry about such activities.
"I am aware that small traders indulge in hoarding and black marketing of goods to make profit in order to sustain their families and educate their children," he said yesterday at a function organised by Bihar State Foodgrain Businessmen's Association.
Interestingly, the chief minister made this observation in the presence of Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. The Union Minister looked both bemused and shocked at the comments as the Centre has asked the state governments to crack down on hoarders and black marketeers.