Nitish, Modi have habit of fooling people: Lalu

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India]: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Nitish Kumar, saying it has become a habit of the two to fool people.

“It has become a habit of the two (Prime Minister Modi and Nitish) to befool people,” said Lalu.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi, while attending centenary celebrations of Patna University, said that the Centre and the Nitish Government will do everything possible for growth of Bihar.

“I congratulate Nitish Kumar and his team for supporting Central Government’s initiatives and helping out to solve the issues. I assure you the Centre and Bihar Government will do everything possible for Bihar’s growth,” he said while addressing a public meeting in Mokama after laying the foundation stone of projects under Namami Gange program.

Nitish, who shared the stage for the first time with Prime Minister Modi in Bihar, had requested the latter to grant central university status to Patna University.

“I hope the central government will grant the Central University status to Patna University,” said Nitish.

Commenting over this request, Lalu said “The RJD and teachers of the Patna University had demanded the Centre to elevate Patna University’s status to central university, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier had swayed Nitish Kumar to not support our demand.”

The former Bihar chief minister further said, “Nitish Kumar should be ashamed about the fact that important official posts at Patna University and other major higher education universities are lying vacant. How will our students study without teachers in the varsities?” (ANI)