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Prashant Kishor attacks Nitish Kumar for ties with BJP

Prashant Kishor, who opposes the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), says Nitish Kumar needs to spell out whether he is with the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi or those who support Godse.

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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020, 08.20 AM IST
Bihar's CM should not be a manager of other party: Prashant Kishor
Bihar's CM should not be a manager of other party: Prashant Kishor
PATNA: Expelled JDU leader Prashant Kishor on Tuesday attacked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for aligning with BJP for power, and raised questions on his development model for the state.

“We had a difference since Lok Sabha elections,” Kishor told media persons on Tuesday, speaking in Patna for the first time after his ouster from JDU last month. “First on ideological positioning and then I have issues with him as how can he support both Gandhi and Godse at the same time? He should clarify his stand and tell people which line the party is following.”

Bihar has developed under Kumar’s leadership in the last 15 years but not at the speed it should have, Kishor said. “Nitishji’s government failed to provide good education in Bihar,” he alleged. “The government has not been able to provide electricity. How long you would hide behind the 15 years of Lalu Yadav’s rule? The state needs to improve on different parameters.”

He released a report card highlighting how Bihar lags behind on several parameters, and launched a campaign, ‘Baat Bihar Ki’ with a target to add 10 million members starting from February 20 to June this year. “This campaign would reach out to those who want to work towards making Bihar one of the 10 best states of the country and believe in the need for a new leadership in Bihar,” he said.

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