Amit Shah harsh on Lalu, soft on Nitish
LAW KUMAR MISHRA
PATNA:Union Home Minister,Amit Shah,who has his sixth visit to Bihar in a year on Saturday cautioned the chief minister,Nitish Kumar against RJD president,Lalu Prasad and alleged Lalu was in alliance with Nitish for his selfish ends to make his son chief minister of the state.
Addressing a public meeting at Jhanjharpur,200 kms north from here,Amit Shah was quite harsh on Lalu and soft on Nitish.Unlike his previous speeches at Purnia and Valmikinagar,Amit Shah did not say doors of NDA was closed for Nitish.
On September 9,Bihar CM had met Prime MInister,Narendra Modi in New Delhi during G 20 dinner.Since then,Nitish had been soft on Narendra Modi too.Even BJP leaders in Bihar are aggressive on Lalu for the last one week.
Amit Shah alleged the name of the UPA was changed to INDIA to cover up the corruption during the ten years of UPA government in which Lalu Prasad was a partner.Lalu indulged in massive corruption in the Railway Ministry,Shah said.
Home Minister claimed Lalu Prasad as a minister in UPA had opposed construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and also scrapping of the 370 of the Constitution.
Advising Nitish to keep away from Lalu Prasad,Home Minister said RJD-JDU alliance was like adulteration of oil with water and warned Nitish oil will contaminate water only.He described Nitish as water and Lalu as oil.” Lalu aapko Duba dega,Gathbandhan aapko Kha Jayegaa:(Lalu will sink you),he cautioned Nitish.,
He alleged the Bihar government had scrapped holidays in schools during Hindu festivals-Janmashtami and Rakasha Bandhan,but had to restore it following strong protests from the BJP.
Describing the RJD-JDU government as Jungle Raj,Home Minister said if this alliance was allowed to regain power,there would be large scale intrusion in the Seemanchal areas,bordering Bangla Desh.Sand and liquor mafia would get encouragement,he feared.Seemanchal constituencies are dominated by Muslim voters.
He listed contributions of the NDA government in development of North Bihar and claimed Darbhanga airport and AIIMS at Darbhanga have been developed.He regretted Bihar government could not allow suitable land for the AIIMS at Darbhanga.Prime Minister,Narendra Modi promoted the Mithlla painting and ancient Nalanda University at the G 20 Summit,Shah said and appealed to the electorate to ensure 40 seats to BJP in the next year’s Lok Sabha elections.