[the_ad_placement id=”adsense-in-feed”]By Dheeraj
Patna: Chief Minister and JD (U) president Nitish Kumar on Sunday was accused of adopting double standard as his government issued pass for bringing a BJP MLA’s son, stuck in Kota following the lockdown but had opposed return of other children from Bihar, also stranded in the major coaching hub.
As Nitish government extended favour to BJP MLA, Prashant Kishor, who was expelled from JD (U) in January, tweeted, “Appeal to help children of Bihar trapped in Kota. Nitish Kumar had rejected… now his government has given special permission to a BJP MLA to bring his son from Kota. Nitishji, what does your dignity say now?”
Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also launched a blistering attack on Nitish and tweeted, “Bihar CM was telling UP CM that he should not have allowed buses to bring back the trapped students in Kota. On the other hand, they were allowing their MLA to bring back their son in a confidential manner. In Bihar, many such VIPs and officers were issued passes. Trapped poor.”
Nitish had taken umbrage at Uttar Pradesh government after it decided to send around 300 buses to Kota to bring back stranded students.
“This is injustice as the poor, migrant labourers are not being allowed to move in same way”, he had remarked.
“Students studying in Kota come from prosperous families and most of them live with their families in Kota. What is the urgent need to get them home while all these migrant labourers from Bihar are stranded for weeks,” asked Nitish.
Nitish further said, “Getting the students back home during the lockdown is injustice towards the labourers. It is also violation of the lockdown. When labourers moved from Delhi in March, it was also a violation of the lockdown.”