'BJP language' speech attack on governor

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Updated: 16 Feb 2015 03:58 AM
Patna: The governor drew flak from the JDU, RJD, Congress and CPI for "speaking the language of the BJP".


"A person occupying the constitutional chair is making joke of the MLAs parading before the President and governor. The parade was carried out to arm the governor with the confidence about the numerical strength behind our claim. We know that decisions are not taken on the streets," JDU state chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh said.


State RJD chief Ram Chandra Purbey, state Congress president Ashok Choudhary and CPI state secretary Jitendra Nath joined Bashishtha at the news conference in launching the tirade against the governor on the issue.


Keshari Nath Tripathi, the Bengal governor in charge of Bihar, had told reporters in Mathura that parading of MLAs at Raj Bhavan and later before the President was an "exercise in wasting resources", leaving leaders of several parties - especially those who want Nitish Kumar back at the helm of affairs in Bihar - fuming.


Nitish's camp has already raised questions on Tripathi's decision to accede to chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's "wish" of undergoing the trust motion on February 20, the day of commencement of the budget session.


Bashishtha said: "We wonder the governor is speaking on Bihar issue wherever he is going these days. He is speaking the language of the BJP. The governor is telling almost everything that the state BJP leader, Sushil Kumar Modi, has been saying. A holder of constitutional office should not act like a BJP activist."


Purbey, Choudhary and Jitendra Nath echoed Bashishtha. They felt that the governor should have invited Nitish to form the government after the MLAs paraded before him, "convincing" him that majority was with Nitish. They iterated that they had 130 MLAs, including an Independent, Dulalchand Goswami.


The leaders attacked Manjhi over his unabated policy decisions and "unrealistic" announcements, particularly after Nitish staking the claim to form the government. They apprehended that Manjhi's decisions might create financial crisis in the state.


On the other hand, senior BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav accused Nitish of creating political turmoil in the state.



-The Telegraph, Calcutta


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