Patna: RJD national president Lalu Prasad on Saturday trashed the NDA government`s claim of development in
Bihar and dared Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to show a single
achievement that his government has attained with its own
"Whatever development has taken placed in Bihar over
the past six years has been due to liberal allocation by the
Centre under its various flagship programmes like the road
construction or bicycle scheme for students .... let the Chief
Minister show a single scheme that his government has
undertaken with its own resources," he told reporters here.
Prasad claimed that he too had made significant
contributions in development of his home state by bringing
railway projects worth about Rs 65,000 crores while he was
the Railway minister in the UPA government in its first term.
In addition to sanctioning slew of railway projects in
Bihar, he had impressed upon the UPA government to liberally
grant funds to Bihar for development in view of prevailing
economic backwardness in his state, he said.
Attacking the NDA government for its claim to usher in
all round development in Bihar since taking over power from
the RJD in 2005, the RJD chief said that contrary to the
perception about economic turnaround in Bihar, the condition
of the rural areas and the people living there remained all
the same as there were no no electricity for lighting their
houses in the evening nor rations to feed themselves.