Kushwaha Seeks Time from CM, Governor Before his Fast unto Death

Upendra Kushwaha holding press conference in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: With only two days left for his highly-publicized 'fast unto death', Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday held a press conference that indicated him having a second thought about his stunt to regain some relevance in the state politics.

Kushwaha, who had earlier announced that he would sit on a fast unto death dharna in Patna on November 26 to bring the government's attention towards the state's dwindling education system, said on Sunday that he has sought time from the Governor of Bihar so he could discuss education-related issues with him.

The former Central Minister, under the slogan of 'Shiksha Sudhar, Nahin To Jeevan Bekaar', has accused the Nitish administration for failing to provide lands for Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya) in the state despite the central government giving green signal to.

"I have asked for time from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Governor Fagu Chauhan so I could bring forth the current condition of education in Bihar. If I don't get a satisfactory response from them, then I will be forced to go on a fast unto death dharna," he said.

Accusing the Nitish government of going back on his words, the RLSP leader said that in 2018 when he was part of the education ministry, the Center had given green signal to 13 new Central Schools across India with two of them being in Bihar.

"While all others states have already begun work on these schools, Bihar is yet to take a single step in this direction," Kushwaha alleged.

He further slammed the Nitish administration for 'governing with the use of lathi'.

"This government does not do anything for the public but if someone dares to raise a voice against it, it uses force to crush the voice of the opponents," Kushwaha said.


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