Patna: JD(U) spokesperson Sambhu Prasad Sinha on Tuesday said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s ongoing ‘Seva Yatra’ including previous yatras are the reason why LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan has left Patna for his New Delhi residence.

“The Seva yatra forced him to leave Bihar. He (Paswan) is very well aware about the benefits of this yatra. Nitish Kumar is getting personal recognition for the works he has done in past seven years. He is trying to address the grievances of people.”

His statement came in the wake of Paswan’s remark on the second leg of Kumar’s Seva Yatra. Paswan had described the Seva Yatra as ‘propaganda’ and ‘Bidai Yatra’. He had also alleged that the promises being made by Kumar are not being fulfilled.

This kind of exercise is very rewarding as it gives Kumar a deep insight into the problems of the common man, the JD(U) leader said. He further added, “It (Yatra) gives Kumar an idea about how the government is functioning at the ground level as he makes random visits to villages in order to get a clear picture of the ongoing welfare and development schemes.”

Throughout the yatra, the Chief Minister’s Office will be moving along with him so that there are no hassles in taking decisions on urgent matters.
Meanwhile the LJP is all set to launch a signature campaign from April 30 to press for promulgation of financial emergency and sacking of Nitish Kumar government in Bihar.

Nitish Kumar has undertaken five such yatras in the past. His first such yatra was the Nyay yatra which took place in 2005 after the then Governor Buta Singh recommended dissolution of the Bihar Assembly. His other yatras include Vikas yatra, Pravas yatra, Vishwas yatra and Dhanyavad yatra.

According to Chief Minister’s Office, the main purpose of organizing these yatras is to get a feedback of the government’s works.