RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday (January 10) insisted that all the parties, which consist of the opposition (Mahagathbandhan) in Bihar, will form a 'human chain' on Martyrs' Day (January 30) to protest against the growing unemployment and migration in the state and the Nitish Kumar-led state government's failure to address the issue.

The 'human chain' will be done till the Panchayat-level, Tejashwi said, alleging that the Nitish Kumar government's policies have led to the youth of the state being unemployed despite having a degree, while the farmers are becoming labourers on facing the growing prospect of joblessness.

Moreover, he said that after 2006, farmers have started becoming labourers and in Bihar, the migration has not stopped.

"We've decided that on Martyrs' Day all parties of Mahagathbandhan will form a human chain. It will be done till the Panchayat level. Government is trying to make those residing in villages and indulging in farming, unemployed while the youth is unemployed despite having a degree," said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

"After 2006, farmers have started becoming labourers. In Bihar, migration has not stopped. This is a major issue," he added.

Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had just a day ago urged workers of his Janata Dal (United) to look at the future banishing memories of the recent assembly elections in which the party suffered humiliating losses.

The JD(U) de facto leader, who relinquished the post of the partys national president earlier this month, also asserted that the government in the state will "complete its five-year term", in an indirect rebuff to opposition leaders who have been speaking of political instability.

The Chief Ministers assertions of completing the term came at a time when opposition leaders like Tejashwi Yadav and ally turned adversary Chirag Paswan have been speaking of the possibility of "mid-term polls" pointing towards the changed equations in the NDA in which the BJP now seems to have gained the upper hand.

Moreover, the BJPs failure to rein in the rebellion by Paswan, who continues to swear by his loyalty towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has riled the JD(U) cadre.

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