Lalu Not Buying Claims of Development

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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, speaking to reporters in Patna on Thursday, continued to hammer the Nitish government saying that if the claims of 22.9% Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in Bihar were true then the administration must explain exactly what percentage of people living under the Below Poverty Level (BPL) had broken the shackle of poverty in the state.

"On one hand, the government is claiming massive development in Bihar and on the other, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is whining about not getting special status for the state. Now he is saying that it would take 25 years to bring Bihar at par with other developed states. This contradicts his assertion that Bihar was developing at an unprecedented rate," Yadav said.

The former Railway Minister further said that the claims of development were nothing more than a massive media manipulation by the current government where ground realities belied any government report.

"Nitish administration is like a wax tiger that would melt at the slightest hint of fire," the RJD chief said.

He also pooh-poohed the administration's claim of construction of 35 kilometers of road a day saying the average rate of road construction in India was one kilometer a day so this claim of 35 kilometers each day was nothing more than a blatant attempt to fool the people of Bihar.

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