Lok Janshakti party president Chirag Paswan taking swipe at Nitish Kumar led Bihar government on Saturday asked, ‘had development taken place in the state why would have both students as well as teachers are forced to go to Kota’. Chirag was addressing a meeting of party workers virtually.
According to local news reports, he was holding meeting with expected 119 LJP’s candidates for upcoming Assembly election. Though LJP is a NDA constituent, yet it has been consistently attacking the state government, especially Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
In fact, lately the LJP’s views are converging with the opposition more often than not. For example in Saturday’s meeting, Chirag went on to suggest that personally he is not in favor of conducting the NEET and JEE exam. The leading opposition parties, such as Congress, Trinimol Congress and Shiv Sena is demanding that these tests must be postponed since the virus is still on rise.
The opposition is of the view that if medical and engineering entrance tests are held, at this point of time, students will be exposed to the pandemic; on the other hand, many students who lacks resources will not be able to reach the exam centers, due to restrictions on public transportation. Earlier, Chirag wrote letter to the Chief Minister and requested to inform the central government about the difficulty that Bihari student would face if the exams will be held in the first week of September.
Observers suggest that LJP is muscle flexing for more seats. However, what could hurt NDA in the upcoming assembly election of Bihar, is the consistent attacks that both LJP top leaders, Ram Vilas Paswan and Chirag Paswan are unleashing over failure of state government on many fronts. Incidentally, NDA’s poll prank is to remind the voter its 15 years rule compared to the previous fifteen years rules. The question remains: how will the NDA counter the allegation of its own ally?