Attacking Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the bribery video sting, BJP chief Amit Shah today dared him to make public the names of five other ministers who were allegedly involved in the scandal besides Awadhesh Kushwaha, and said graft and ‘jungle raj’ were now common in the state.
He also questioned Kumar’s intent to provide good governance in Bihar with Lalu Prasad on one side andCongress on the other, saying the leaders of this “grand coalition of opportunists” were not even ashamed of their corruption.
“Kumar should make public the names of the five ministers involved in the bribery scandal, a sting of which had come out showing JD-U minister Avdesh Kushwaha who later had to resign.
“As long as Nitish Kumar was with the BJP, no one dared to do corruption. But with him tying up with Lalu Prasad and Congress, what else can you expect from him except corruption and ‘jungle raj’,” he said addressing poll rallies in Nokha, Arwal and Navinagar in the state.
Also, at a gathering of intellectuals here, Shah said people of the state had the choice of either voting for the party for all round development or the secular alliance for the return of ‘jungle raj’.
Warning the people of the state that the Lalu-Nitish duo will not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work for the welfare of Bihar and its people, he called for electing a government led by BJP that works in tandem with the Centre.
“You can either vote for bringing back Lalu Prasad’s jungle raj with Nitish Kumar as its mask or vote for Narendra Modi-led BJP to restore Bihar’s glory. There is no third option left,” he said.