Gujarat providing employment opportunities for people of Bihar: Modi
Former Bihar deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today castigated Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad for making mockery of the development in Gujarat under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying those failed on all fronts, were trying to belittle the achievement of others.
Mr Modi said here that Gujarat moved ahead on path of development with acclerated pace under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi who had now been declared PM candidate of the BJP in Lok Sabha elections.
"There was Narendra Modi wave all around in the country and also in Bihar but both Mr Kumar and Mr Prasad were feeling shaky in recognising the same", Mr Modi said.
Mr Kumar should not forget that more than 10 lakhs of Biharis were earning bread and butter in Gujarat where Mr Modi had provided them opportunities for earning both ends of their life, he added.
Mr Modi pointed out that both Mr Kumar and Mr Prasad had failed on all fronts and were not digesting the popularity of
Mr Modi who had further accelerated the pace of development in Gujarat.
"A large number of people from Bihar were harassed in Maharashtra but RJD supremo Mr Prasad did not utter a single word against Congress despite the fact that party was in power in that state", Mr Modi said.
He also added that similar was a case with Chief Minister Mr Kumar who surrendered before the chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Raj Thackeray, just to hold a public meeting successfully in Maharashtra.
Gujarat and Bihar had long lasting relationship from Mahatma Gandhi to veteran socialist leader Jai Prakash Narayan and people of both the states should value that relationship even in contemporary phase of history.
Despite tall claims, Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar failed to increase the employment opportunities in Bihar forcing the people to migrate to other states in search of job and livelihood.
Rather than levelling baseless charges against Mr Narendra Modi, care should be taken by Mr Kumar to improve the scenario in home state Bihar, he added.
(Posted on 12-04-2014)