Meanwhile, JD(U) leader and state minister Jai Kumar Singh said the RLSP would do well not to belittle Nitish Kumar whose popularity is acknowledged even outside Bihar and it might not be good for the RLSP’s own political future.
After perusing status reports of the probe on August 29, the Patna High Court monitoring the investigation had ordered the process to be expedited, and asked the CBI Special Director CBI to monitor and supervise it.
Asked about whether Kumar intends to meet PM Modi, Amit Shah or any other senior BJP leader during his visit to the national capital, sources stated that his visit “has no links with politics”.
Another leader interpreted that by announcing reconstitution of boards and commissions, Nitish Kumar may be trying to counter “Prashant Kishor effect” and give due respect to some leaders who are waiting in the wings.
Nitish Kumar asked JD(U) leaders to focus on the party’s good governance plank, and remind voters about the work done for each section of society in health, education and social sectors.
Prashant Kishor, who worked closely with Narendra Modi before he became Prime Minister, parted ways with the BJP and helmed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s campaign during the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections.
Kumar directed authorities that stocks of alcohol, which were at present lying in police stations and other places, must be disposed off by September 30.
After holding a law and order meeting on Wednesday, the CM sounded an alert ahead of Muharram and Dussehra.
Rs 60,000 to Rs 1 lakh assistance to people who lost jobs due to liquor ban
Speaking about corruption, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar asserted his government will never compromise on it.
This is the fifth shelter in the state, after Muzaffarpur, Munger, Bhagalpur and Chhapra, which is facing charges of sexual abuse or harassment. There are 110 shelters in Bihar.
The report, which was submitted to the state government in April, highlighted the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at the shelter in Muzaffarpur among other cases.
The JD(U) national president has spoken in favour of simultaneous polls a number of times in recent times.
The minister had come under attack from the Opposition following allegations by the wife of an accused that Verma’s husband was a frequent visitor at the Muzaffarpur shelter.
Nitish Kumar’s call comes as the NDA and the Opposition appeared to be heading for a showdown in the election. The Opposition has given a clear indication that it will contest the August 9 election.