Rahul Gandhi slams Nitish`s development claims

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Bihar CM of not working for the state`s development.

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2010, 14:22 PM IST

Patna: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of not working for the state`s development.

"The Metro in Delhi has been made by people of Bihar. Why isn`t such development taking place here? Why do people here have to go to Mumbai?" Gandhi asked at a rally in Araria.

"There are floods every year. The Central government sends money to the state but that money never reaches the common man," he said, targeting the Janata Dal-United (JD-U)-led Bihar government.

"Bihar has led India in the past. India got freedom due to people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Even though Mahatma Gandhi was from Gujarat, he came to Bihar to start the freedom struggle," he said.

Bihar goes to the polls over six phases starting October 21.

IANS