Kahalgaon , Oct 22:
Calling the BJP-JD(U) partnership in Bihar as “superhit” as the opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in cricket, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said one can debate on the quantum of development done by Nitish Kumar, but no one can point a finger at the chief minister on the issue of corruption.
Singh also attacked the opposition, saying the people had also witnessed the 15-year tenure of the RJD government in the state and can well understand the difference between the “misrule” of that time and the good governance of the Nitish Kumar-led alliance government.
Addressing a rally here in Bhagalpur district ahead of assembly polls beginning October 28, Singh said, “The alliance of the BJP and the JD(U) is as superhit as the opening pair of Sachin and Sehwag of the Indian cricket team.” He said the alliance government has provided basic facilities of electricity, road and water, which Bihar lacked for decades.
“People have seen the 15-year rule of ‘lalten’ (RJD’s poll symbol lantern) and they have also seen the development of Bihar during the BJP-JD(U) alliance government. The performance of these two governments cannot be compared. The state has got transformed under the NDA government,” Singh said.
Praising Nitish Kumar and his deputy chief minister Sushil Modi of BJP, Singh said there are no charges of corruption against them.
“I am not making this claim that Nitish Kumar has done everything for Bihar. It could be debated whether he has done enough work or less work or more was required to be done, but there can be no debate on their integrity,” Singh said.
Singh said no one can point a finger at Kumar on the issue of corruption.