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Nitish attacks PM for failing poll promises

india Updated: Oct 02, 2015 21:32 IST
HT Correspondent

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar speaks during an event on Bihar elections in Patna on Tuesday.(PTI)

Continuing his attack on the BJP, chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of “taking the people for a ride” by not fulfilling promises he had made during the Lok Sabha polls.

“The PM has announced to deposit Rs 15-20 lakh in every citizen’s bank account from the black money brought back to the country. What happened to the promise? The BJP government has also failed to fulfill the promises made to the youth,” he said addressing a series of election rallies at Suryagarha, Bariarpur, Veeerpur and Tazpur.

Hitting out at the BJP and the RSS, Kumar accused them of being against reservations and said that the RSS was seeking to end the current reservation policy.

“It is a dangerous move. The RSS feels the current policy of reservation is not right and wants some other system. But we will not allow the BJP government to do it,” he said.

He said that the people in the poll-bound state would decide if they want a “Bihari” or a “Bahri (outsider) government in Bihar. He said while he was a Bihari, with greater attachment to the state, the NDA was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was an outsider.

Replying to PM’s package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore, Kumar said Bihar has travelled so far on its own resources and was “not at the mercy of anybody” from outside.

On his criticism by the PM at Banka over poor power position in the state, Kumar said that he had fulfilled the promise of proving electricity in Bihar.

“Power availability has improved remarkably and I have promised that all villages in the state would have electricity by the end of 2016,” he said.

Kumar also made a plethora of promises to woo the voters, including making provisions for tap water and toilet in every home by the end of next calendar year. He also pledged to provide cash credit card up to a limit of Rs 4 lakh to all financially challenged students desirous of higher education after school level.

Campaigning in favour of RJD candidate Vijay Kumar Vijay at Bariarpur in Munger, he promised that his party would work relentlessly to set up more ITIs, polytechnics, engineering and medical colleges and ensure monthly allowance of Rs 1000 twice for nine months each to unemployed youth.

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