Nitish says his govt will stand true to peoples’ expectation

Nitish says his govt will stand true to peoples’ expectation

Amid opposition criticism in the wake of killing of engineers in Darbhanga and ally RJD’s comment on the state’s crime situation, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said his government would meet the peoples’ expectations.

“My government will stand true to the expectations of the people,” Kumar told reporters.

In reply to a query on RJD President Lalu Prasad giving suggestions to the government on crime control, Kumar said “It is a good thing.”

In an apparent snub to the chief minister, Prasad had assailed former state police chief Abhyanand for allegedly demoralising morale of police after the death of Ranvir Sena, a private militia of upper caste landlords and asked Nitish Kumar government to remove ‘lunz punz’ (lazy and inefficient) policemen and place efficient ones in their place.

RJD chief’s comment on law and order in the wake of killing of two engineers of a road construction company at Darbhanga on Saturday has provided ammunition to opposition BJP to attack Nitish Kumar government.

JD(U) had reacted sharply saying Kumar has shown his merit in pulling Bihar out of dark days and hence he need no lesson from anybody.

Fresh war of words was triggered by RJD leader Raghubansh Prasad Singh’s concern yesterday over rise in crime and his asking Kumar to check the slide.

Greeting people on New Year’s day, Kumar said sticking to his promise he and other ministers of his government had declared their assets today for peoples’ perusal.

Prasad after greeting people on the day told reporters that the state government was working with “all its strength” in fulfilling poll promises.

On the war of words between leaders of RJD and JD(U) on law and order issue, Prasad asked spokespersons of different parties of the grand secular alliance “to desist from making comments for the sake of increasing TRP.