Nitish Kumar castigates Lalu, Rabri for 'ruining' Bihar

Lambasting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday alleged that the governments of the “husband and wife” (Lalu-Rabri) ruined the state.

The governments of the husband (Prasad) and wife (Rabri Devi) had ruined Bihar during their rule between 1990 and 2005, he told a public meeting.

Taking on the RJD supremo for questioning the lack of development in Bihar, Kumar said his government built the roads on which Prasad was travelling to take out his “Parivartan yatra.”

Denouncing the violence during his “Adhikar Yatra” by protesters, including contractual teachers, Kumar said there was no place for violence and arson in democracy.

“Everybody has a right to protest in a peaceful manner and criticise others by exercising one’s fundamental rights under the Constitution. But if the criticism takes the shape of violence and abuse then it is a matter of grave concern,” he said.

Kumar also hit out at Uday Singh, Bharatiya Janata Paty MP from Purnia,  for staging “Vedna rally” in his constituency last week.

It has become fashionable to criticise him but it hardly made any difference to him, Kumar said. He had pledged to get the special category status for Bihar and would not deviate from it.

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