BJP pitted the Road Transport and Highways Minister to take on Kumar over his criticism of the package which the party hopes will be a game-changer in the assembly elections in which it is locked in a bitter fight with the Nitish-Lalu combine.

"It's unfortunate that a leader of Kumar's stature is speaking like this. His statements are born out of frustration as a certain defeat is staring at him and people are comparing the NDA's package with his government's failure. I challenge him for a televised debate for every project under the special package. We have prepared all the details under every scheme," he told a press conference.

On Kumar's criticism, he said the package contained new schemes and was aimed at fulfilling demands of the people of Bihar so that the state could be rid of 'hunger, fear and crime' and become developed. He described the package as 'historic and unprecedented' in which his ministry has the biggest share with work worth more than Rs 56000 crore set to be executed by it.

"What Kumar is doing is nothing but misleading the people of Bihar. I ask him why could his government not execute projects worth Rs 40000 crore all these years? The Bihar government has put stumbling block in its path to development time and again. Narendra Modi government will fulfill 101 percent of its promises," he cited.

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