Nitish Govt under threat of JDU MLAs: BJP
Patna: The BJP on Saturday alleged that the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is under threat of its own legislators who are getting "restless" due to delay in Cabinet expansion.
"BJP need not destabilise the Nitish Kumar government as often accused by the CM...The government is under threat of its own JD(U) MLAs, four Independents and four-member Congress party," former deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters.
"The JD(U) MLAs are getting restless due to delay in cabinet expansion and many of them will leave the party if not made minister," Modi said.
"The four Independents are also running out of patience," he said.
Three Independents had walked out of the House during special discussion on law and order yesterday because they were allowed only one minute each to speak on the motion.
"They were brought back to the House after a lot of persuasion by JD(U) members," Modi accompanied by Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav said.
"The four Congress MLAs voted for Nitish government on confidence motion have also not committed support to it by writting to the Governor," he said.
To a question, he said, "the CM may announce any day joining of hands by JD(U), RJD, LJP and Congress in the name of their pet assertions of stopping communal forces led by BJP."
He ruled out any possibility of understanding between BJP and RJD as sounded out by the ruling party. Referring to the spate of complaints of children falling
sick after drinking contaminated water of hand pumps in schools in the last few days, Modi said, "The state is heading towards anarchy."
"The unfortunate incident of death of 23 children after eating midday meal in a Chhapra school and series of incidents of children falling sick after drinking contaminated water from hand pumps in schools suggest that Nitish Kumar has become too weak to control such incidents," he said.
Dismissing the Chief Minister`s allegation of conspiracy by the Opposition against his ministry, the BJP leader said "nobody will buy it. The state machinery is with you so is the police...Why don`t you catch the conspirators."
Modi suggested cleaning of water tanks in schools and reallocation of hand pumps which has been installed in water logged space in many schools so that children get pure water.
Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav charged the state government with failing to give answer to issues posed to it on serial blasts in Bodh Gaya, mid-day meal tragedy and Naxal attacks during monsoon session of the two Houses of the state legislature prompting the opposition to walk out.
On the Chief Minister`s charge of BJP adopting strategy of "hit and run" (by staging walk outs), Yadav said "shall we sit to hear speeches of government bereft of any facts."
BJP got a boost today with former JD(U) MLA RR Kanaujia from Barbigha in Sheikhpura district joining the party in the presence of Sushil Modi, Nand Kishore Yadav and party state chief Mangal Pandey.
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