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Chirag fires another salvo, warns Nitish of jail over ‘corruption’

Throughout the high-voltage campaigning in the Bihar elections, LJP has targetted Nitish Kumar and the JD(U), while making it clear it has no problem with BJP.

Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan at a roadshow in Jehanabad district on October 21. (Photo: PTI)

LJP president Chirag Paswan said Sunday that if his party was voted to power, all those involved in “corruption” in the Nitish Kumar government’s Saat Nischay scheme, including the Chief Minister himself, would be sent to jail. Follow Bihar elections LIVE updates

Paswan was addressing a public meeting in Dumraon, Buxar. Saat Nischay or Seven Resolutions is a flagship scheme of the JD(U)-BJP government to build rural roads, drains and overall sanitation.

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Paswan left the NDA in Bihar just before the elections and has been attacking the JD(U) since, including over the Saat Nischay scheme, while praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the rally on Sunday, he asked the crowd, “Jin logon ne Saat Nischay mein bhrashtachaar kiya hai, unka kya karna chaahiye (What should we do with the people involved in corruption in Saar Nischay)?” When a section of the crowd said such people should be sent to jail, the LJP chief said, “To chaliye Chirag Paswan aap logon se waada karta hai, agar LJP ki sarkar aayi, Saat Nischay mein jitna bhrashtachaar hua hai, jo ghotaala hua hai, chaahe adhikari ne kiya ho ya mukhyamantri ne swayam kiya ho, unko jail bhej denge (So let me promise you that if the LJP comes to power, we would send all those involved, whether it is the officials or the CM himself, to jail).”

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He also asked the people would they want a CM like that. “Jo mukhyamantri Bihar ko barbaad kar de, jo mukhyamantri Bihar ke naujavanon ko palayan ke liye majboor kar de, kya aise CM ko CM bane rehna chaahiye (A CM who ruins Bihar, a CM who forces the youth of Bihar to migrate, should such a CM stay)?” Paswan asked.

When the crowd said “no”, he said if such a CM should be removed or not. The crowd said “yes”.

Addressing another meeting, at Sitamarhi, revered as the birthplace of Sita, Paswan promised to build a grand temple for her.

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