Patna: A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar proposed to set up a three-member committee to promote entrepreneurship in Bihar, BJP on Sunday questioned his sincerity after joining forces with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, saying his name is enough to make investors "fear-stricken".
"How could Kumar promote entrepreneurship in Bihar when he has joined forces with RJD leader Lalu Prasad for survival of his fragile government in Bihar?... Prasad's name is enough to make industrialists and investors nervous and fear-stricken," former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said in a statement.
Questioning the chief minister's sincerity to take promotion of entrepreneurship to its logical conclusion, he wondered as to how this government would succeed in its endeavour when it had only six months left in power.
If Kumar was really serious about promotion of entrepreneurship in Bihar, he should have done it much earlier during his nearly two terms in power, Modi, who was the second in command in the erstwhile NDA government for eight-and-a -half years, said.