Chief minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday went hammer and tongs against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the latter’s offensive against them of failing to fulfil the promise of overhauling the state’s power scenario by 2015 and the claim of ushering in lawlessness.
This came just after the PM addressed a rally at Muzzaffarpur."Modi should first clarify as to how many promises he has fulfilled after taking over as PM. What happened to special status and special package he had promised to Bihar in his Hunkar rally before the 2014 parliamentary polls. Today, he has disappointed Bihar by not announcing any big projects for the state," Kumar said.
The CM also refuted the PM’s assertion that he had promised not to seek votes if the power scenario did not improve by 2015.“I had only promised to improve the power scenario, which I have achieved,” Kumar said.
Kumar also said the BJP was “Bhartiya Jumla Party” referring to how the PM and BJP top brass have dubbed their big promises as ‘ jumla (politicial idioms)’ just to deflect people’s attention.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad was also critical over PM’s bid to dub the RJD’s acronym as “Rojana Jungle Raj ka Dar party” and also accusing him of promoting family rule. “BJP is Bharat Jalao Party. We will not allow Modi to make Bihar another Gujarat,” he said.
Prasad also accused the PM of portraying Yadavs in bad light. “He has insulted Yadavs. I will make it an issue in Bihar polls,” he said.
The RJD chief also emphasised that he had done good work as the railway minister and given key projects to refute charges that he had stalled development work.
“PM Modi had come for votes and not for any development of the state. He should first tell the nation what happened to the promise of repatriating black money and giving youths jobs. What happened to Acche din” Prasad said.