Cong to 'expose' Nitish govt on various issues: Wasnik
Seeking to exploit the issue of alleged multi-crore irregularities in Bihar, Congress will go all out to "expose" the Nitish Kumar government in the run-up to the upcoming Assembly pollsindia Updated: Jul 25, 2010 10:23 IST
Seeking to exploit the issue of alleged multi-crore irregularities in Bihar, Congress will go all out to "expose" the Nitish Kumar government in the run-up to the upcoming Assembly polls.
"We are going to take up this issue among the people from block level to the state level," Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik said.
The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, who is the AICC in-charge for the state, said that Congress would also expose the Nitish government's claims that it had hardly received any support from the Centre.
Wasnik said the visits of a number of central ministers to the poll-bound state had helped people to know the factual position of the state government's claims of development.
It also helped the people understand what the Centre had done for Bihar, he added.
Seeking to debunk the JDU-BJP government's claims of turning around Bihar, he said the promise of rapid industrialisation had turned hollow.
"The sick sugar industry continues to be sick and same is the fate of the jute industry. Crimes including atrocities against the Scheduled Castes have increased," Wasnik alleged.
He made light of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's claim that a vote for the Congress is a vote for the BJP. "I don't know how many people are going to believe what he says."
"The people of Bihar are wise enough to understand to what extent his words are to be taken under consideration. The EC has already given notice to his party about it losing its national status following its poor performance in Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand," he said.
The AICC general secretary had earlier said that Congress workers would prepare a chargesheet on failure of the state government in implementing central schemes in the state and might come out with a booklet to apprise the masses of the "hollow" claims of development.
Wasnik dismissed suggestions that inflation could be an issue in the poll-bound state. "During the NDA regime, the price of kerosene was increased from Rs 2 per litre to Rs 9 per litre. We will bring this fact before the people of the state."
He said the people of the state "are mature enough to understand the propaganda of the BJP and reply in a befitting manner".
First Published: Jul 25, 2010 10:18 IST