RJD steps up offensive on Nitish govt as 2 Bihar ministers succumb to Covid-19 in a week

50-year-old Vinod Singh, Bihar Minister for Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare, passed away in Delhi on Monday while State Panchayati Raj Minister Kapil Deo Kamat died in AIIMS Patna on Friday after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

Written by October 17, 2020 21:34

Bihar, June 07 (ANI): RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with party senior leader Rabri Devi addressing the media, in Patna on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: As the poll campaign gets momentum ahead of the first phase of polling, Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) on Saturday stepped up attack on Nitish government over its handling of COVID-19 situation in the state.

RJD’s offensive comes on back of death of 2 Bihar ministers this week due to the Coronavirus.

Vinod Singh, Bihar Minister for Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare, passed away in Delhi on Monday. Singh, 50, was a BJP MLA from the Pranpur assembly constituency of Katihar district. Singh was infected with COVID-19 in June and had not fully recovered. He was admitted to a private hospital in Delhi on August 16 and died on October 12 following a brain haemorrhage.

State Panchayati Raj Minister Kapil Deo Kamat died in AIIMS Patna on Friday after he was tested positive for COVID-19. He was also ailing from a kidney disorder.

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Tejashwi Yadav, the RJD chief ministerial face accused state government of not doing enough for tackling COVID-19.

“Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is ignorant regarding COVID-19 and is not concerned about the lives of people. Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey is doing nothing to tackle the situation and is only concerned about winning state election,” he alleged.

“The people of Bihar are observing all this and will not forgive this government,” Yadav said.

Bihar’s total COVID-19 case count stands at 2,02,290 which includes 981 deaths and 10,884 active cases.