PATNA: Pushed to the wall, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar has planned to launch state-wide campaign to expose the much-publicised “saat nischay” or “seven resolves” of the chief minister Nitish Kumar.
A decision to this effect was taken at a two-day state working committee meeting of the party which began in Patna on Sunday evening.
Under part of the plan, the BJP will kick off its “pol-khol” campaign from April 6 aimed at highlighting the failures of government and the way the ruling regime is taking the people for a ride in the name of ‘seven resolves’.
“The much-touted ‘saat nischay’ of the chief minister is nothing but a sham. It is aimed at only cheating the masses…There is nothing new in it,” state BJP president Mangal Pandey said, chairing the meeting.
“All the ‘seven resolves’ were, as such, part of the “sushasan programme’ of the previous NDA government which the chief minister had promised to fulfill after returning to power in 2010. As he failed to fulfill his commitments in the past five years, he has now termed his old promises as “seven resolves” just to befool the masses,” alleged Pandey.
Finding faults with both his intention and policy, Pandey wondered how agriculture and women’s security were missing from the ‘seven resolves’ of the chief minister. He also slammed the chief minister over the way he had gone silent over the issues of the ruling party legislators frequently caught involved in serious crimes such a rape and sexual harassment of women.
The meeting also passed a political resolution wherein it described the present Grand Alliance government in Bihar as the “most opportunistic alliance”.
“The state working committee expresses deep concern over the formation of the most opportunistic alliance in the state which is proving incapable to live up to the expectations of the common masses,” it said.
The ruling JD-U was quick to liken the BJP criticisms to “the cries of a widow” saying the main opposition was doing so as it was left with no issues. “The meeting had no agenda other than finding faults with the functioning of the government,” alleged JD-U’s chief spokesperson Sanjay Singh. He advised the BJP leaders to learn from its severe defeat in the recent assembly polls in the state.
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