PATNA: Bihar’s deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav has accused the Narendra Modi government at the Centre of treating Bihar like “Pakistan” in matter of showing gross neglect for the state in the Union budget. Tejashwi is younger son of RJD president Lalu Prasad.
“The Modi government refrains from treating Pakistan the way it deserves; instead it has gone on treating Bihar like ‘Pakistan’ in the Union budget,” Tejashwi said.
He alleged the Prime Minister had announced a special package of 1.65 lakh crore for Bihar during the 2015 assembly elections but nothing was provided to the state in the last three budgets.
He even warned the people of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to be aware about such promise-politics by the BJP.
Earlier his father and RJD chief had charged the PM with ignoring Bihar in the budget which he termed as “useless” having nothing to offer for any section of the society.
“The budget has nothing to offer to any section for the society and is dangerous for the country,” was how Prasad told the media.
He said ‘Roti kapda and makan’ (food, clothing and houses) are the basic necessities of the common men. “But, the budget has not made any provision for this particular class. I will give them Zero mark out of 10,” said Prasad.
He also took potshot at the PM for going mysteriously silent on declaring how much black money had been recovered after launching demonetization drive while putting the whole nation in a lot of difficulties by suddenly withdrawing high value currency notes.
Terming notes ban as the biggest blunder of the Modi government, the RJD chief alleged the move destroyed the small businessmen.
“This was the third budget of the Modi government and its impact should have been seen only after two budgets but there is nothing to cheer about for any section of the society,” he said.
He also accused the Prime Minister of changing the names of old schemes and robbing off employments of the youths.