Former Chief Minister and President of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) Jitan Ram Mnajhi has lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his government spending Rs 5 crores for building the ‘Sabhyata Dwar’ which was recently inaugurated by him.
Manjhi alleged that a backward state like Bihar which was facing problems of poverty, lack of education and hunger, building structures like ‘Sabhyata Dwar’ was a complete waste of money.
Building structures like Sabhyata Dwar, Gyan Bhawan and Bapu Sabhagar (auditorium) and museums was a complete waste of money. Lakhs of people in the state are landless. People here are battling poverty and hunger. Students here do not have schools. Govt is not doing anything to build schools for the students but instead building big structures, said Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Chief Minister.
Taking a dig at the Bihar CM, Manjhi said that only monuments like Taj Mahal remained to be constructed under his regime. He further said that Nitish developmental schemes were concentrated only in Patna and his home district, Nalanda.
We believe that only Taj Mahal remains to be built by the Chief Minister. He should do that too, said the former Chief Minister.
Manjhi also backed RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav as the next Chief Minister of the state. Admitting that Tejaswi was a bigger leader than him, Manjhi said he accepted him as the next CM.
I am still not a national leader but Tejaswi Yadav has now become a national leader and therefore he is a bigger leader than me. I back him as next CM of the state, said Manjhi.
Reacting to Jitan Ram Manjhis allegations, JDU hit back and said that he should not forget that the former CM tag attached with him is courtesy Nitish Kumar.
The former CM tag attached with Manjhi is courtesy Nitish Kumar and he can never repay the obligations of Nitish on him. His comments manifest how much sabhyata is left in him, said Ajay Alok, JDU spokesperson.