atna: The BJP on Sunday hit back at leader of Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav over his remark that Bihar had become a state of scams.
The RJD leader levelled the charge during his ongoing Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra, in which he is visiting the state’s Seemanchal area.
Senior BJP leader and state health minister MangalPandey said that Tejashwi should not mislead the people of the state who know very well why Bihar used to be called a state of scams.
“There is good governance in Bihar and the mastermind of the scams is in Birsa Munda jail and is urging the high court for bail,” Pandey said in an obvious reference to Tejashwi’s father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is in the Ranchi jail after being convicted in two fodder scam cases.
The BJP leader demanded that Tejashwi first tell the people about the scams done by his (Lalu’s) family and not try to “defame” Bihar.
Pandey also denied Tejashwi’s asssertion that the JDU had become helpless after joining hands with the BJP.
Tejashwi had said so after the JDU had announced on Saturday that it would notcontest the bypolls for one Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats, voting for which will take place on March 11.
“Everything is fine in the NDA. The coming bypolls would be contested with the consent of all the constituents of the NDA. Tejashwi had better take care of his grand alliance. Conflicting voices are coming from his camp,” Pandey said.
A BJP insider said that Pandey was pointing at the Bhabhua Assembly seat bypoll. The Congress had hinted about contesting the seat, but the RJD on Sunday announced that it would field candidates for the one Lok Sabha and two Assembly seat bypolls.
Pandey also mocked Tejashwi’s having a meal at a Dalit family’s house during his current yatra, and said that the RJD leader should tell the people during whose regime the maximum number of massacres of Dalits took place.
Courtesy: The Telegraph