Patna: Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will share the stage at a programme in Bhojpur district on Tuesday.
Tejashwi will be visiting Keshopur village, around 57km west of Patna, to attend the programme organised by his party’s Barhara MLA, Saroj Yadav.
“The way Jitan Ram Manjhi has joined the fold of Grand Alliance in Bihar, many such leaders will do the same in the coming days,” Tejashwi claimed. “The Dalits are not happy with the NDA government at the Centre and with Nitish Kumar in Bihar. People of our state have made up their mind to throw Nitish out of power. Though there is ‘double engine’ government in Bihar, it has not received any special package nor special category status.”
Tejashwi on Monday also accused Nitish of trying to influence the Jokihat Assembly bypoll in Araria district.
“Nitish Kumar’s man just caught with a bag full of money wth JDU pamphlets in Jokihat by-election. Last night JDU candidate’s nephew caught with 5 Lacs in midnight but police under Nitish Kumar let him go. Nitish Ji playing all tricks to influence election still will face defeat,” Tejashwi tweeted.
Tejashwi also claimed that ever since the NDA government has gained power in Bihar, atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribea have increased manifold – especially after prohibition.
“Prohibition has become a tool using which the state government is exploiting the backwards and Dalits. One can see the figures of arrested persons in cases related to prohibition. Nitish Kumar is trying to fool the deprived sections of the society by claiming that they have been the greatest beneficiaries of prohibition. People will expose his lies by voting him out of power whenever the next Assembly election will be held,” Tejashwi said.
He alleged that Nitish has not spoken a single word on the SC/ST Act issue thought the entire country was restive and witnessing protest marches and agitations over the Supreme Court order on the law.
“It shows that he (Nitish) is anti-Dalit and supports the manuwadi (casteist) mindset people who want to replace in the Constitution with RSS ideology. I must say that our fight is not against any individual but the ideology which deals with hatred and communalism,” Tejashwi added.
Courtesy: The Telegraph