Fomer Bihar deputy chief minister and BJP legislature party leader Sushil Kumar Modi Thursday accused Bihar CM Nitish Kumar of “holding meetings with government workers and self-help groups and asking them to seek votes” for JD(U) Purnea candidate Santosh Kushwaha. Modi also cautioned government workers that action would be taken after May 16 — the day results are declared — if they are found to be following the “CM’s instructions”.
The CM has been campaigning extensively in Purnea against BJP sitting MP Uday Singh, who had infuriated Nitish by holding a rally against the “poor” government delivery system two years ago when JD(U) was part of the NDA alliance.
Modi, who shared the dais with former Rajya Sabha MP N K Singh and Uday Singh at Sri Nagar town, said, “We learnt about the CM staying at circuit house here and instructing Jeevika workers to work for the party. Let me caution that if any government worker is found in the field helping the JD(U) directly or indirectly, we will take stern action against them after May 16.”
He also accused the RJD, Congress and JD(U) of trying to “polarise votes”.
He further alleged the state government had distributed poor quality radio set worth Rs 200 each to Mahadalit families, even though Rs 1,000 was allocated for each set. The JD(U) refuted the BJP’s allegations against CM, with a senior party leader saying the saffron party was acting out of desperation.