Patna: Launching counter-attack on Nitish Kumar who sought Centre’s report card on performance in one year, BJP today said the Chief Minister along with ‘secular alliance’ partner RJD and Congress should furnish account of their work over the past 25 years in Bihar. Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said Kumar should refrain from asking the Centre about its report card when he and his allies were not “forthcoming about accounting for their performance over the past 25 years.”
“The RJD, Congress and Nitish Kumar have collectively ruled Bihar for the past 25 years for which they must furnish a report card as to what they have done for development of the state,” Modi said in a statement. Training guns on the Chief Minister in particular, he said that if Kumar was reluctant to give a report card of the state government’s performance during the erstwhile NDA government, then he must give an account of what all he did for Bihar in the past 25 months.
Criticising Kumar’s Rs 2.70 lakh crore vision document for developing Bihar over the next five years, Modi charged the CM with “announcing one sop after another at the fag end of his term even as he failed to provide toilet and drinking water to even ten per cent households during his rule.”
He further alleged that the Bihar CM was misleading people on Centre’s Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana for electrification in states with its contribution ratio at 75 per cent under which it proposed to install separate feeders for domestic consumers and farmers on the lines of that in Gujarat. The CM should explain as to why the target of electrification of 30,000 villages and 80 per cent BPL households was not met, he said.