Nitish`s defeat certain, only a formal result awaited: Lalu

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday forecast "a certain defeat" for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar- led NDA government in Bihar owing to its "non-performance".

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 23:46 PM IST

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday forecast "a certain defeat" for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar- led NDA government in Bihar owing to its "non-performance".

"Nitish has virtually lost power as far as me (Prasad) is concerned...the announcement of the results will be a mere formality," he told reporters here.

Launching a frontal attack on his arch-rival, Prasad said that the "NDA government`s commitment for economic development proved to be a damp squib as it failed to generate a single megawatt energy or make sick sugar mills operational."

He alleged that the Nitish Kumar government failed to attract investment to the state during its rule.

On education front, not a single engineering and medical college was opened in the state during the NDA government`s tenure nor the study centre of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) could be set up at Kishenganj to cater to the higher education requirements of the Muslims, Prasad alleged.

Earlier in the day, carrying out extensive campaigning in the Kosi belt at Kadwas, Barari, Pranpur, Katihar and Bihariganj, Prasad accused Congress of being "responsible for the plight of the minorities in the country" and said that the latter did not cater to welfare of the community in spite of ruling the country for the better part since independence.

The minorities always stood behind the Congress like a rock and enabled it to rule the state and the country, but it failed to fulfil their aspirations to such an extent that their socio-economic condition deteriorated over the years, Prasad alleged.

PTI