Will BJP keep its Bihar Assembly poll promise, Tejashwi asks Nitish

Written by August 8, 2017 18:44

Patna: Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav today demanded from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to let people know whether his new ally BJP will keep its pre-2015 assembly polls promise to distribute scooty to girls, laptop to students and colour TV to Dalit/Mahadalit families.

“Nitish Kumar should tell people whether he will ensure free distribution of scooty, laptops and colour TVs as promised by its new ally BJP during the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls,” Tejashwi Yadav, 28, told the media minutes before he left Patna for Motihari in East Champaran district to start his “Janadesh Apman Yatra”.

“With Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP going against the mandate and forming the new government in Bihar and a BJP-led government also at the Centre, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U)-BJP government should distribute scooty, laptops and colour TV as promised, because now there is no shortage of funds,” Tejashwi said.

According to him, the BJP’s vision document for Bihar promises scooties for 5,000 meritorious girls, laptops for 50,000 meritorious students, colour TV for every Dalit/ Mahadalit family and dhoti-saree for every poor family in the state.

Tejashwi said the BJP had promised scooty to counter a scheme of bicycles to girl students in Bihar.