PATNA: ‘Jan Suraaj’ marketing campaign convenor Prashant Kishor on Thursday sought to puncture his former mentor Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s claims of getting given a face-lift to the state’s roads.
Kishor, who’s touring the state as a spade-work for full-time launch into politics, shared on his Twitter deal with a picture of a nationwide freeway passing by means of Madhubani district which, he stated, reminded him of the “jungle raj of 1990s”. “Nitish ji had recently told officials of road construction department that they must tell the people about the condition of roads in the state”, Kishor tweeted, with barely hid sarcasm.
90 के दशक के जंगलराज में बिहार में सड़कों की स्थिति की याद दिलाता यह बिहार के मधुबनी जिले का नेशनल हाईवे 227 (L) है।
अभी हाल में ही #Nitishkumar जी एक कार्यक्रम में पथ निर्माण विभाग के लोगों को बोल रहे थे कि बिहार में सड़कों की अच्छी स्थिति के बारे में उन्हें सबको बताना चाहिए। pic.twitter.com/Qp0ehEluty
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) June 23, 2022
“Jungle raj of 1990s” was a reference to the husband-wife duo Lalu Prasad and RJD who collectively dominated Bihar for 15 years till the defeat of their RJD by the NDA headed by Kumar in 2005. Lawlessness and abysmal state of roads had been the 2 main counts on which the RJD confronted criticism.
Kishor, who had helped the Lalu-Nitish alliance clinch a victory within the 2015 meeting polls and formally joined the JDU, then headed by Kumar, as his quantity two a few years later, now feels that the 2 leaders have let the state down.
Having given up his profession which gave him the chance to rub shoulders with the who’s who of Indian politics, Kishor has come out with the promise of transformational, bottom-up politics in his residence state.
Although no response got here from the state’s ruling dispensation on Kishor’s tweet, the Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways reacted to a newspaper report that the IPAC founder had shared. “The work on NH mentioned in the article will be done by NHAI. However, the road is yet to be handed over by the State Govt. The work on the said project will begin in two weeks,” the ministry tweeted.
Incidentally, Kishor had shot to fame after handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stupendously profitable election marketing campaign of 2014 which noticed the then Gujarat Chief Minister steering the BJP to a powerful majority within the Lok Sabha.