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‘Totally against forcing people to join human chain,’ says Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav

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PATNA: Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav has disapproved of the idea of forcing the common men participate in state government’s human chain prograamme against alcoholism.

Yadav who is son of RJD president Lalu Prasad comes at number two position in the Nitish Kumar government.

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“This campaign is for a big social cause and it’s good if the people voluntarily participate in it but compelling them to join it is not fair. That’s what I feel,” Yadav told the media today.

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Bihar plans to form world’s longest human chain on January 21 in support of prohibition.

Bihar chief minister has claimed more than 20 million people will join the programme but the Patna High Court has taken a strong objection to reports of schoolchildren being forced to join the programme.

The BJP too has opposed the move of the state government to force schoolchildren participate in the programme.

“The BJP supports the human chain but forcing the schoolchildren to join it and closing road traffic for five hours in the whole of state in the name of programme is totally unfair,” said senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleged today.

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