Nitish Traces Mahatma Gandhi's Steps in Champaran

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar participating in a march in Motihari on Tuesday.

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Motihari: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday took a march between Chandrahia village and Motihari in East Champaran district, a distance of roughly five kilometers, to rekindle the spirit of the freedom struggle led by the man who later came to be known as the Father of the Indian Nation.

Kumar was accompanied by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, Congress leader Ashok Kumar Chowdhary, and hundreds of his supporters who chanted 'Long Live Mahatma Gandhi' to recreate the scene that took place exactly a hundred year ago at the same place in Champaran district.

Nitish Kumar and other leaders sitting under  Gandhi statue in Chandrahia village in Champaran district.Nitish Kumar and other leaders sitting under Gandhi statue in Chandrahia village in Champaran district.Before embarking on the march, the Chief Minister took part in an all-religion prayer at the Chandrahia Gandhi Memorial Park. In Motihari, Kumar once again participated in a prayer under Gandhi's statue at the Mahatma Gandhi Maidan.

However, not everyone was amused by Kumar's attempt to once again hog the limelight as opposition leaders hit back at the Chief Minister saying he had spent literally billions in taxpayers' money in yatras and rallies to satisfy his own ego.

"The entire state is reeling with crime, poor people have gotten worse and there is no development work going on in the state but the Chief Minister is busy branding his own image for political reasons," said Prem Kumar.

Continuing to criticize the Janata Dal – U leader, the BJP leader said that Nitish Kumar, hiding behind prohibition and Seven Resolves, was only interested in improving his profile and for that, he was blatantly politicizing the name of Mahatma Gandhi.

"There are no doctors or beds or medicines in Bihar hospitals and the entire education department is reeling under one scam after another. Schools lack desks and chairs and in many cases, they don't even have a building or teachers but Nitish Kumar is busy projecting himself as the only true follower of Gandhiji," Prem Kumar said.

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