Patna: After lying low for a brief period, politically marooned RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav returned to his belligerent best by blowing the bugle against the Nitish Kumar-led state government.

In a protest at historical Gandhi Maidan, Yadav launched a scathing attack on the state government over the issues of financial irregularities, lack of development and deteriorating law and order scenario.

Rubbishing the tall claims of the Bihar government on issues of development, he said, “After being moved by the plight of people in the state who are crying for attention, I decided to hold a protest march against the state government.”

Yadav targeted the state government on the alleged BIADA land scam, AC/DC bills scam, Forbesganj police firing, spurt in crime graph, corruption, deteriorating law and order situation and the anti-people policies.

Terming all the policies of Nitish government a failure, Lalu Yadav asserted that the state government would be ousted even before completing its term.

Recalling his tenure as CM, he said, “In RJD government, I had tried to unite all the minority groups and developed confidence in them to make them fearless.” He claimed of working on his strength areas, which helped the party remain in power for 15 years.

He alleged Nitish of taking credit for the projects approved by the Centre. The RJD chief sarcastically said, “Projects like providing cycles to girls, giving uniforms to schoolchildren were initiated under Bharat Nirman Programme by UPA I government for which it had provided funds under flagship programmes like Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and Prime Minister’s Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) along with other developmental programmes. Nitish is busy patting his own back for all these development projects for which he never initiated any move.”

“By raising the issue of a special status to the state, Kumar wants to hold the Centre responsible for his failures,” he added.

Referring to the alleged BIADA scam, he said, “While Ministers are being arrested on the basis of CAG report, the Nitish government is avoiding a CBI probe in the AC-DC bills scam worth Rs 41,000 crore.”

(JPN/ Bureau)