Bihar Elections: Row Between Nitish Kumar And Tejashwi Yadav Intensifies

Asking Tejshawi Yadav to be wary of his promise of giving 10 lakh jobs at his first cabinet meeting, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar lashed out at Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Jessica David

October 14, 2020

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On Tuesday (October 13), Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held up Bihar’s record of development during his 15 years in power and took a swipe at the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and its leader Tejashwi Yadav, as he sought another mandate for his coalition government in the three-phase assembly elections. “See our work and see your record in your 15 years of rule. We know how to do work and how to get it done by others. On the other hand, there are people who don’t have any experience, what is needed in Bihar, they have neither any idea nor any experience to perform,” Kumar said in a speech.

The speech was addressed by video link to 24 constituencies that will vote in the first phase on October 28. Tejashwi has promised to create one million jobs in Bihar and qualitatively transform health-care and other social sectors if the RJD’s alliance with the Congress and smaller parties is voted to power – a claim Nitish Kumar ridiculed. “In their 15 years’ rule, 95,734 government jobs were created. And it includes the period when Jharkhand was part of Bihar. From 2005 till date, we have provided 6.8 lakh government jobs,” said the CM.

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