Kush­waha sits on fast against Ni­tish govt

The Free Press Journal - - NATION - CHHAYA MISHRA

Pres­i­dent of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), which is an ally in the NDA, on Satur­day sat on fast against the pres­i­dent of an­other part­ner in the NDA. Union Min­is­ter Upen­dra Kush­waha, a dis­grun­tled leader of NDA fold, launched his fast against the chief min­is­ter of Bi­har, Ni­tish Ku­mar, who is also pres­i­dent of JDU.

Kush­waha started his two-days fast at Devkund in Au­rangabad, 150 kms from here.

Union min­is­ter said his fast was against the state gov­ern­ment which ig­nored ed­u­ca­tion un­der the lead­er­ship of the chief min­is­ter, Ni­tish Ku­mar. He al­leged the Bi­har gov­ern­ment did noth­ing to im­prove ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem in the state. Ni­tish Ku­mar has ne­glected ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor in Bi­har, al­leged Kjush­waha.

He claimed, as an union min­is­ter, he had sanc­tioned projects to open Ken­driya Vidyalayas at Au­rangabad and Nawada long back. Min­istry wrote to the state gov­ern­ment for al­lot­ment of land for es­tab­lish­ment of KVs at two places four months back. But, till date, land has not been al­lot­ted, he said and claimed other state gov­ern­ments al­lot­ted land long back for open­ing of KVs.

Kush­waha is an­gry with the chief min­is­ter on po­lit­i­cal is­sues too and at the two­days con­ven­tion of RLSP at Moti­hari on De­cem­ber 6 and 7, he had crit­i­cised the chief min­is­ter for vi­ti­at­ing at­mos­phere in the state. He is ex­pected to meet the AICC pres­i­dent, Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on De­cem­ber 10.

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