Patna, Sep 5 : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar has attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his failure to generate employment in the state.
Tejashwi Yadav, the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly and younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said, “4.5 lakh posts in departments like education, health, PWD and others are vacant, but the Nitish Kumar government, ruling in Bihar for the last 15 years, has been unable to fill these posts.”
“Giving jobs to youths is not a big deal, it requires willpower which this government does not have,” Tejashwi Yadav said.
Referring to a letter issued by the Union Finance Minister’s office bearing the signature of the Finance Secretary, Tejashwi said, “There was a ban on creating new posts but if there was a requirement, then only an approval was required from higher authorities.”
“I want to challenge Nitish Kumar to point out issues which you want to discuss with me. Unfortunately, he will not discuss public related issues with the opposition party leaders or on public platforms. Does he not know the long queues of unemployed people outside the Patna airport. It is happening due to the mass unemployment in Bihar,” Tejashwi said.
“The GDP of the country went into a negative zone and the status of a state like Bihar can be imagined,” he said.
“In Bihar, why don’t we have anything like the SEZ, IT park, food processing industries, etc. The simple reason is that the Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi governments have created such a situation that Bihar has turned into a consumer state only. In this case, we cannot think about production. If we want to turn Bihar into a manufacturing state, we have to remove this government,” Tejashwi said.
Reacting to the BJP being the largest political party in the state, Tejasvi said that the largest party doesn’t have a face in Bihar.
“The situation is such that the BJP is playing second fiddle to Nitish Kumar. The BJP leaders are saying that the RJD has lost ground in Bihar, if that is the case, I have a suggestion for the BJP to fight the election alone. You would get an appropriate answer from the people of Bihar. Why are you part of an alliance having Nitish, Paswan and Manjhi?”
Tejashwi has given a toll free number 9334302020 as well as created a website www.berozgarihatao.co.in where unemployed youths can upload their bio-data. He said that if his party comes to power, all the vacant posts will be filled within four months.