Nitish’s human chain a flop show, claims Opposition

first_imgA day after the Bihar government organised a human chain against social evils such as dowry and child marriage, claiming that over 4 crore people had participated in it, the Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress on Monday termed it a “big flop” and demanded a white paper on its expenses.“People refused to join the human chain in most of the districts…we demand that the government should make public pictures taken by drones to prove its claim and also release a white paper on expenses incurred in organising it,” senior RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari told journalists. Mr. Tiwari charged that the “human chain was basically an event management exercise by Nitish Kumar for his image-making”. “He is the most expensive CM Bihar has ever got,” he added. Terming the event a “complete waste of money”, State Congress president (in-charge) Kaukab Quadri said: “Why don’t they organize a human chain on the issues of unemployment, caste and communal divide or the collapsed educational system in the State?” However, party MLC Ram Chandra Bharti participated in the event despite the Congress boycotting it. “If someone is in the party he should follow the partyline,” Mr. Quadri said.The government claimed that the human chain was a success. “Reports from districts said people were enthusiastic about the human chain and actively took part in it,” Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh said.last_img

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