On the cusp of the second phase of Bihar Elections, Tejashwi Yadav pens a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He asked about all the promises their party made with regards to Bihar.
Narendra Modi is visiting the state of Bihar. He is fighting against Tejashwi Yadav in this election on behalf of Nitish Kumar.
The two page letter written in Hindi was posted by RDJ’s Tejashwi Yadav on 1st November.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader today on Twitter, welcomed PM Modi to Bihar.
“I hope you haven’t forgotten the promises you have made to the people of Bihar over the past six years,” Mr Yadav tweeted while posting the photos of the letter.
The Prime Minister in the 2015 elections had promised a lot of things to Bihar. The elections was eventually won by RDJ’s and JDU’s alliance. The JDU the went ahead and joined hands with Modi’s BJP to form government.
On the top of his list of grievances were the special status for Bihar and the ₹ 1.25 lakh crore economic package.
“For how long will laws be used as an excuse to deny Bihar the special status? Can’t these laws be amended for a state that gave you 39 out of its 40 MPs? After all you have amended even the constitution over other issue,” Tejashwi wrote.
His other complaints included the denial of “central” status to Patna university and the alleged “step motherly” treatment to the state. Bihar is at the bottom of the pile according to all indices of the NITI Ayog, of which the Prime Minister is the head.
The issue of migrant worker
Tejashwi Yadav also brought up the issue migrant labourers of Bihar in other states. They had to face the brunt of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. The migrant workers had to face terrible consequences because of the poorly executed lockdown.
“When you could operate flights for NRIs, why were Bihar’s workers in various states ignored even as they walked thousands of miles back home?” Mr Yadav asked.
The RJD leader then brought up the BJP’s campaign promise offering anti-COVID-19 vaccines free in Bihar. But only if the NDA was elected back to power. “Ultimately we have fallen to such a level that a human life is dependent on which party the person votes for,” he wrote.
The Bihar elections conclude on 7th of November and the result will be counted by the 10th November.