Nitish launches frontal attack on PM, says `grateful after 14 months Modiji finds time to visit Bihar`

File pic: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shakes hand with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi, July 25: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Bihar on a day-long visit on Saturday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a frontal attack on the former, and posed seven questions about black money retrieval, farmer issues and special status for Bihar.

In a series of tweets, the Bihar Chief Minister said: “We’re grateful after 14 months Modiji finds time to visit Bihar. As we get ready to hear more promises what about his old ones?”

Nitish posted: “I am raising 7 critical issues – 2 specific to Bihar and 5 that in my view people across India want to hear from the Prime Minister.”

Nitish Kumar further asked the Prime Minister about the famed ‘ Acche Din’ and the issue of black money retrieval, adding “People are awaiting to get their 15-20L from the black money you promised to bring back from abroad. Could we hear something on this?”

The Chief Minister, who took the NDA government to task on its U-turn on Minimum Support Price to farmers and the contentious Land Bill, asked: “First U-turn on MSP, then your apathy towards farmers’ distress, and finally your new land bill. Is this what you promised to farmers?”

The Bihar Chief Minister also raised the demand for a special status for Bihar, saying “You promised special status for Bihar. 14 months and people are still waiting.”

“With 14th Finance Commission report and withdrawal of BRGF, Bihar to lose 50,000 cr. in 5 years. Is this your cooperative federalism ?” he added.

The Prime Minister, who landed in Patna, will participate in several programmes and address a ‘Parivartan’ rally at Muzaffarpur. He will also inaugurate the ambitious ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramjyoti Yojana’.

(With Agency Inputs)


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