Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) de facto president Tejaswi Yadav on Monday took a shot at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying if Bihar was better than Delhi as Kumar had been claiming during his campaign rallies in Delhi then he should explain why more and more people were leaving Bihar.
"Nitish Kumar, in his rally speeches in Delhi, is saying that Bihar is far better than Delhi. If that is the case then why do Biharis continue to migrate to Delhi or other cities? Also, if the Chief Minister thinks the infrastructure, education, and health care is better in Bihar than Delhi then this could be his biggest lie ever," Yadav, a former deputy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said.
Continuing to pile up on the Janata Dal-U leader who is camping in Delhi to stump for NDA candidates in Delhi, the RJD leader said that Kumar was deliberately trying to maintain silence over the death of nearly 500 children on account of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) that swept the state last summer.
Besides bringing back the specter of the deadly AES, Yadav also reminded Kumar of people dying in Bihar due to extreme heat and 'untold' deaths caused by flood in the state.
"Who can forget the epic flooding of Patna last year that brought the city to its knees. According to the Chief Minister, Bihar is better than Delhi despite the shameful rape of young girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home that brought shame to the state," he said.
Yadav also slammed Kumar for siding with 'those who were dividing the nation by changing citizenship rules and by changing the constitution to suit their needs', instead of trying to fulfill his promise of getting special status for Bihar and special flood relief package for the victims of flood in the state.