PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is caught in a peculiar situation.
Although his party, the JD-U, is part of the NDA, the BJP leaders are routinely questioning the move of the chief minister in public.
The latest leader to question the intention of the chief minister is BJP MP from Aurangabad Sushil Kumar Singh.
The reason for Singh’s annoyance is that while, on the one hand, the state government had banned movement of diesel-run auto-rickshaws in Patna, on the other hand, the government is providing for land to cement factories in Aurangabd, which is posing severe health hazards.
एक तरफ़ जहां बिहार सरकार राजधानी पटना में डीज़ल ऑटो बंद करा रही है, वहीं औरंगाबाद शहर में धूल और धुआँ उगलने वाले सिमेंट कारख़ाने को सरकारी ज़मीन देकर लाखों लोगों के स्वास्थ्य के साथ भयंकर खिलवाड़ कर रही है।
— Sushil Kumar Singh (@SushilSinghMP) November 7, 2019
Another MP and Bihar BJP president Dr Sanjay Jaiswal has alleged large-scale bungling of funds in the construction of 14,000 rural roads and has written a letter to the chief minister, seeking action against the accused persons.
“A total of Rs 95 lakh (Rs9.5 million) has been paid to the contractor in alleged connivance with the engineer for a road which was never constructed,” Jaiswal said in a letter to the chief minister.
According to Jaiswal, the contractor in connivance with some politicians are now trying to justify the payment in advance by showing the areas where road had to be constructed as “flood-hit” while floods have not hit the region.
Earlier, the BJP leaders had hit out at the chief minister for the severe water-logging in Patna.