PATNA: Making a veiled attack on the leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, JD(U) national president and Rajya Sabha member RCP Singh on Friday said a man who runs away from Bihar during every difficult time, is today asking for the details of the services and works done by Nitish government in the state. “It is very unfortunate and condemnable,” the JD(U) chief said.
Referring to covid-19 pandemic, Singh said, “It is time to provide services to people and not to indulge in politics. Every person should rise above the party lines and think for humanity. But still, some people are indulging in cheap politics even during this pandemic.”
Being the leader of opposition, Tejashwi has, these days, been highlighting the poor condition of different hospitals and primary health centres in Bihar and also telling the people to look at what the NDA government has done for common peoples’ medical facilities during its more than 15 years long rule in the state.
In the recent days, Tejashwi remained out of the state as he has been looking after his ailing father and RJD leader Lalu Prasad in the national capital.
Singh further said Bihar would soon win its war against the covid-19 with the active support of its people. “In Bihar, Nitish government has once again presented an example of service and readiness. Under the able leadership of CM Nitish Kumar, Bihar has achieved first position in the vaccination of people in the age group of 18 to 44,” the bureaucrat-turned-politician Singh said. Singh was a Uttar Pradesh Cadre IAS officer and also served as the principal secretary to CM Nitish before going to the Rajya Sabha on the JD(U) symbol in 2010.
Singh said the readiness of Nitish government could be gauged from the fact that it has already given its sanction for spending Rs 4165.5 crore on the free-of-the-cost vaccination across the state and it has already allotted Rs 1,000 crore (out of the total amount) for carrying out vaccination.
Singh also said that the rate of infection (of covid-19) is regularly decreasing in Bihar mainly due to the tireless efforts of health workers and positive support from common people.