Chirag Paswan Targets Nitish Kumar Again, This Time Over Alcohol Ban

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Chirag Paswan Targets Nitish Kumar Again, This Time Over Alcohol Ban

Bihar Election 2020: Chirag Paswan is contesting the state election solo this time.

Days earlier than Bihar election, the most important because the begin of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Lok Janata Get together chief Chirag Paswan stored up his assault on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. This morning, he focused the JDU chief over the alcohol ban within the state, a ballot promise that was carried out after the 2015 state election.

“Within the identify of liqour ban, individuals in Bihar are being labelled as smugglers. Bihar’s women- the sisters and moms – do not need to see their very own turning into smugglers. Together with Bihar’s chief minister, all different ministers know that the state is seeing an increase in smuggling of alcohol amid improve in unemployment… however it appears everybody has taken a vow of silence,” Chirag Paswan tweeted this morning.

Alcohol was banned within the state in 2016, months after Nitish Kumar was elected because the chief minister for the third time period. In accordance with the Chief Minister, the alcohol ban – which has additionally drawn reward from Prime Minister Narendra Modi up to now – “has introduced innumerable advantages, and other people’s high quality of life has improved.”

Earlier this 12 months, the JDU chief had pitched for a nationwide ban on alcohol whereas addressing an occasion in Delhi. “It (liquor ban) mustn’t solely be carried out in close by states but in addition in your complete nation. It was Mahatma Gandhi’s want, he had stated liquor destroys lives,” Mr Kumar had stated. 

Chirag Paswan, who’s contesting the Bihar election individually from the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) this time, has been continually attacking Nitish Kumar, elevating questions over his management and governance.

On Thursday, he steered Nitish Kumar might re-align with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD which he had dumped just a few years in the past. “Within the final meeting polls, [email protected] grew to become the Chief Minister with the blessings of revered @laluprasadrjd whom he ditched and once more grabbed the chair with the blessings of the Prime Minister,” Mr Paswan tweeted.

“Could he not once more rush in direction of @laluprasadrjd, looking for refuge, after receiving the blessings of @narendramodi”, he added.

Yesterday, he delivered a brand new, sharper menace for the Chief Minister. “I didn’t say I’ll ship Nitish Kumar to jail but when I come to energy, I’ll have the scams in his saat nishchay (seven resolves) scheme investigated and anybody responsible will likely be despatched to jail, even when it’s the Chief Minister,” the Lok Janshakti Get together (LJP) chief advised NDTV.

Although BJP leaders in Bihar have criticized Mr Paswan and even “warned” him in opposition to utilizing the Prime Minister in his marketing campaign, the management in Delhi has been noticeably reluctant to inform the LJP chief off publicly. There was hypothesis for weeks that the BJP is secretly backing Mr Paswan as a counterweight to maintain Nitish Kumar in examine after the Bihar election outcomes.

Bihar votes for a brand new 243-member meeting on October 28, November 3 and seven. The outcomes will likely be declared on November 10.

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