Creative barbs fly

JDU leaders on Friday put Tejashwi Prasad Yadav in their crosshairs over the leader of Opposition's Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra (campaign to save the Constitution and for justice) that starts from Katihar district on Saturday.

By Our Correspondent in Patna
  • Published 10.02.18
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TAKING STOCK: Chief minister Nitish Kumar, also the JDU president, conducts a review meeting on Patna district at Samvad on Friday. Picture by Nagendra Kumar Singh

Patna: JDU leaders on Friday put Tejashwi Prasad Yadav in their crosshairs over the leader of Opposition's Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra (campaign to save the Constitution and for justice) that starts from Katihar district on Saturday.

"Tejashwi will launch sampatti bachao brashtrachar yatra (campaign to save properties and for corruption) and we are expecting that he will share the details his benami (illegal) property with the people of Bihar," said JDU MLC and spokesperson Sanjay Singh. "I will even suggest that he take a good chartered accountant during his yatra because to give details of so much property would not be an easy task. The expert can help him out in sharing the details,"

Singh declared that Tejashwi's campaign will be a waste of time and effort because "the mandate was not given for corruption". The people of Bihar, Singh claimed, had given the mandate to Nitish Kumar and not Lalu Prasad's family "which is deeply involved in corruption".

Had Nitish not been the face of the 2015 Assembly election the RJD would have got fewer seats than it got in the 2010 Assembly polls, Singh claimed.

In the 2010 election, the RJD had won 22 seats in alliance with the LJP that won three seats. The JDU and BJP had contested together; the JDU won 115 seats, and the BJP 91.

Another JDU MLC and spokesperson, Neeraj Kumar, termed Tejashwi's yatra as chhati pito yatra (chest-beating tour).

"I will expect Tejashwi Yadav to give details about their position in Katihar and other districts where he is visiting. As Lalu ji is his icon, what was the situation of crime, loot, murder, kidnapping for ransom during their regime? He should release the figures of criminal incidents that happened during Laluji's regime," Neeraj said.

He also demanded that Tejashwi release a list of roads in rural built during the 15 years of the Lalu-Rabri regime, and compare the number of schools in Bihar during the RJD rule and now.