Tejashwi Yadav calls Nitish power-hungry

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday called Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greedy for power, over the rising crime graph the state. Yadav questioned the Chief Minister’s silence on important issues including special status for Bihar.

Yadav, was in Patna, at an event to pay homage to the first Chief Minister of Bihar, Krishna Singh.

Speaking at the event, Yadav said, “Nitish Kumar has become so helpless that he is unable to take action against culprits. He has become so greedy that he doesn’t see anything beyond his CM post. Now wherever he goes he is welcomed with shoes and he says that we are doing it”

Continuing his tirade against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the RJD leader criticised the state government over the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case and also stated that Bihar’s crime rate has been highest ever since Nitish Kumar came in power and sided with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“The two engine government of Bihar has failed in providing better facilities and development to the people of Bihar. The whole nation was ashamed of what happened in Muzaffarpur, with the corruption and how criminals are roaming free.”

Tejashwi Yadav also accused the centre and state government of misusing their power to suppress and punish people who speak the truth.

Yadav also criticised the Chief Minister for his silence on crucial issues. “The Chief Minister is silent on issues like Special status for Bihar, inflation, rate of crime in the state. Bihar was supposed to get a special package of Rs. 1.25 lakh, what about that? The Chief Minister speaks only according to his comfort,” he added.

Comparing the 10-year rule of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) with that of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in two terms, Yadav said that under the UPA’s rule, Bihar got Rs 1.44 lakh crore.

The RJD leader, who embarked on the second leg of ‘Samvidhan Bachao Nyaya Yatra’ on Sunday from Chhapra, said that he will cover several districts in the campaign.

“The second phase of ‘Samvidhan Bachao Nyaya Yatra’ will start from Chhapra and we will cover at least 11 districts, to reach out to people. Under the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA, our constitution and our reservation are in danger. They want to destroy our constitution and impose their agenda and ideology. We will address these issues.”

He concluded saying that the time has come for people to work collectively for the development of the state.