Siwan: Slamming the erstwhile RJD
government in the state for its `secularism`, Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the party`s chief Lalu Prasad
had glorified the perpetrators of Bhagalpur riots instead of
bring them to justice.
"The erstwhile RJD government had tried to cover up more
than 27 cases related to Bhagalpur riots, but NDA after coming
to power ensured that the perpetrators are convicted and
punished," he said campaigning for JD(U) candidate Kavita
Singh for the October 13 bypoll in Daraunda assembly seat.
"JD(U) believes in integrating the society and not
dividing it," he said.
Kumar referred to party chief Lalu Prasad`s reported
visit to Vindyachal recently and ridiculed him for his alleged
belief in `occult`.
"I don`t have faith in Tantra Mantra (occult) ... had it
helped, a good exorcist will have been PM," Kumar told a
meeting at Radganj while campaigning for the
Enumerating the achievements of his government, he said
the state plan size was now pegged at Rs 24,000 crore from Rs
3000 crore during the erstwhile Lalu-Rabri regime.
Kumar promised that his government would ensure quality
education of children.
Without naming RJD heavyweight and its jailed former MP
Md Shahabuddin, he claimed peace had returned to Siwan which
was once synonymous with terror and crime.
State Ministers Narendra Singh, Vijay Kumar Chudhary,
JD(U) president Bashishtha Narain Singh and Rajya Sabha MP
Anwar Ali also addressed the meeting.