Patna: The opening day of Bihar Assembly session has always attracted legislators with a flair for melodrama as they resort to bizarre stunts to draw media spotlight on themselves.
Monday was no exception when Congress legislator from Sitamarhi Amit Kumar Tunna came in white kurta-pajama printed with a list of scandals that allegedly took place under the Nitish administration.
While legislators known for their nuisance value as always were chanting anti-Nitish and anti-NDA slogans at the entrance of the Assembly building, Tunna was proudly posing for photographs with his unique attire that was spotted with cartoons of Nitish Kumar and other NDA leaders and annotated by accusations written in Bhojpuri.
Among the 'scams' listed on Tunna's dress were Srijan ghotala, KCC ghotala, Grameen Bank ghotala, medicine ghotala, and many other known and not-so-well-known scams.
"The Nitish government has turned into a government of ghotala (scams). They have blamed rats for theft of seized liquors and also for the breach in dams in Bihar rivers. I have adopted this unique way to show light on all these different scams and to let people know how ministers and government employees are fattening their wallets while blaming everything on rats," Tunna said.
In the past, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator from Jagdishpur in Bhojpur district Bhai Dinesh was known for engaging in such stunts like threatening to self-immolate outside Vidhan Sabha and crawling on his elbows and knees all the way from his home in Patna to the state Assembly besides going on a number of 'fast unto death' routines only to pull out of it by the end of the day.
The RJD, however, denied him a ticket in the 2015 Assembly elections in favor of Ram Vishun Singh.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS