Patna, June 3: Sushil Kumar Modi today attacked Nitish Kumar and alleged that Nitish’s agenda was no more “development with justice and good governance”.
While addressing reporters at his 1 Polo Road residence on the sidelines of his weekly janata durbar, which he resumed after two months, the former deputy chief minister alleged that Nitish’s agenda is “development with equation and politics of arithmetic”.
“The present situation reminds me of the Lalu era, He ruled the state for seven long years through remote control after putting his wife in the chief minister’s chair. In the similar way Nitish is running the government. At present, there are three chief ministers in the state — one is on constitutional post Jitan Ram Manjhi, second is de facto chief minister Nitish and the one inducted as cabinet minister yesterday is super chief minister,” Modi added.
The senior BJP leader was referring to upper caste Bhumihar leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh but did not mention his name and said: “The super chief minister earlier used to deal with the issues of transfer-posting. He is quite powerful as well.”
Throughout the media interaction, Modi referred Nitish as the “real chief minister”. He also took a dig over Manjhi’s ministry expansion and alleged that Nitish has given important ministries to his close aides so that he can get all information from the respective departments. “Nitish wants to run the government through remote control and that’s the reason he showed the list of the ministers to the Manjhi at very last minute. Manjhi does not have any say in the government,” said Modi.
He expressed his disappointment over the way Beema Bharati took the oath and could read her own oath. “The matter is big embarrassment for the Bihar and it has become the national news the way Beema took the oath. She could hardly read her own oath paper and I will demand to the governor to administer her oath once again because she did not complete it. Rabri Devi was better than her, at least she could read her oath properly,” said Modi.