Nitish Kumar’s announcement comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to set up a mega-skill university in Bihar.
Elaborating on the 7 points in his development plan, Nitish Kumar highlighted five new programmes for youths, who constitute the bulk of the state’s population.
Nitish will have to make a choice and do the balancing act he has been doing for sometime. He perhaps wants the best of both worlds
Calling the Central government “confrontationist”, Arvind Kejriwal accused it of deliberately giving a thumbs down to Delhi government’s every move.
The presence of Kejriwal is also seen as an attempt to stir youths in favour of Kumar and to boost his image.
Gadkari said Nitish’s statements are born out of frustration as a certain defeat is staring at him and people are comparing the NDA’s package with his government’s failure.
The Congress now finds itself in a spot as it is locked in a bitter tussle with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi and its leader is set to campaign for the alliance in which it is a partner.
He termed the PM’s package an “outrageous act of auctioning the trust of the people of Bihar”.
On his part, Shatrughan Sinha has been peeved at not being given any key role in the 2015 Bihar assembly poll campaign.
Sunday’s programme came five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced sanctioning of a whopping Rs 1.25 lakh crore package for the poll-bound state.
“Not a single MW or unit of electricity is generated by Bihar government owned power plants. The entire power supply to Bihar is being met by the Centre,” Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said.
The BJP leader pointed out that Nitish had forged an alliance with Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, and said the latter’s leadership is considered to be the symbol of anarchy, corruption, casteism and ‘goondaism’ in Bihar.
In Jehanabad, what led police to conclude that the riots were planned was a curious fact: all the lathis recovered from rioters and from various parts of the city were of the same size.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 18 of the 23 seats from the 18 districts that The Indian Express visited.
The Nitish model has looked impressive in comparison with Lalu raj, going head to head with Modi is a different ball game