Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the one-day Youth Convention at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Tuesday, said that he would not tolerate anyone who tried to create communal unrest in the state just as he never compromised on issues like crime and corruption in Bihar.
With the topic of the day being 'Prosperous Bihar, Proud Bihar', Kumar generally stuck to his talking points that included his interpretation of social justice but stayed away from topics like need for industrialization and investment in the state.
"Just as I have never compromised with my principles on crime or corruption, I will not spare anyone who is found to be trying to stir up communal disharmony in Bihar. My goal has always been overall development, peace, and prosperity for all and any attempt to cause unrest in the state would have some serious consequences," he said adding people from all class, caste, and religion had voted for him so it was his duty to protect the interest of all and not just of one particular community.
Without mentioning the name of firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders like Giriraj Singh and Ashwini Kumar Choubey who were recently chastised by their own party members for making incendiary remarks against the minority community, the Chief Minister said that some people were in the habit of inciting the voters and were ready to fight at the drop of the hat.
"I have worked very hard to foster communal harmony in Bihar and will not allow a handful of people to destroy my hard work of decades," he said.
The Janata Dal – U President also warned people of remaining wary of various social media networks saying it had become a breeding ground for hatred for some who did not hesitate in using vulgar language to bring down their opponents.
JD-U President Vashisht Narayan Singh and the latest entrant to the party Ashok Kumar Chowdhary, former Congress leader and ex-Education Minister in the Mahagathbandhan government, were among many who also spoke on the occasion.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS