Tejashwi Yadav — the previous deputy of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar — has focused his former boss on his starkest failure over three phrases: His lack of ability to get particular state standing for Bihar, even when he’s the ally of the BJP, which controls the Centre.
“Persons are very offended. It has been 15 years but Bihar has not obtained particular standing. They haven’t been in a position to take away poverty, unemployment. Persons are extraordinarily upset with this double engine authorities,” the 30-year-old informed NDTV at this time in the course of the marketing campaign path.
He has been repeatedly elevating the problem, mocking the Chief Minister over it. “US President Donald Trump is not going to come and accord that (particular standing),” he had mentioned yesterday.
The 30-year-old, corruption fees in opposition to whom had been the catalyst to the collapse of the Grand Alliance authorities, is the alliance’s alternative for the submit of the Chief Minister.
Up in opposition to the four-time Chief Minister, Tejashwi Yadav appeared undaunted.
“Nitish Kumar lacks imaginative and prescient. There’s nothing new,” mentioned the chief of the opposition, insisting that the state nonetheless suffers from the dual evils of poverty and unemployment.
“The speed of unemployment in Bihar remains to be 46.6 per cent, the best within the nation,” he informed NDTV. “Each second household has complaints right here. On schooling, well being, employment… folks have large anger and resentment in opposition to this double engine authorities,” he added.
On Nitish Kumar’s jibe that he lacks expertise, Tejashwi Yadav retorted with a query. “Why did he make me a deputy Chief Minister? I used to be concerned in quite a lot of growth tasks,” he mentioned, reeling off a listing of his achievements.
He additionally mentioned throughout his tenure because the minister for Street Building, Constructing Constructions & Backward Class Growth, he had managed to make use of up the Central funds to carry growth within the state.
With Lalu Yadav accused in a string of corruption instances, it was his two sons – Tejashwi and Tej Pratap Yadav – who had been rewarded with ministerial posts when the Grand Alliance of his Rashtriya Janata Dal, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United and the Congress got here to energy in 2015.
Nevertheless it was Lalu Yadav who acted because the minister in cost, turning up unannounced in areas beneath his sons’ management and issuing orders and punishments to officers.
On the largest allegation of Nitish Kumar and the BJP – that Lalu Yadav and Rari Delhi had carried out a reign of concern, “Atank Raj”, throughout their 15-year tenure – Tejashwi Yadav mentioned, “We had been ruling for 18 months. You possibly can see NCRB knowledge. When BJP-JDU got here collectively, the NCRB figures have been alarming”.
A BJP chief mentioned there was a drop in crime figures throughout the 18 months of the Grand Alliance rule due to prohibtion and Nitish Kumar heading the state Dwelling Division.