Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo Credit: File Image)
New Delhi :
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday addressed a public rally in Delhi's Burari where he launched a scathing attack on Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of doing nothing for the people of Delhi in last five years. Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, Nitish Kumar said that some people are interested only in publicity. Home Minister Amit Shah was also present at the rally.
"The condition of Burari today is the same as that of Bihar in 2005... They (AAP government) talk about water supply but there's no water. Roads, electricity, all are not in good shape. We ensured every house in Bihar received power supply. Everyone knows what's the condition here (Burari) now," Nitish Kumar said.
Slamming the AAP government for ignoring the plight of the people, Kumar said that there is neither proper roads in Delhi nor there is good quality of water. On Kejriwal's comment about people from Bihar coming to Delhi for medical treatment for some hundreds rupees on transport and getting the best facilities in government hospitals, Kumar said, "Delhi is the capital. Everyone has the right here. I saw the statement of the Chief Minister (Arvind Kejriwal) recently, in which he said that people come here with a 500 rupees ticket and get treatment worth lakhs. I was surprised hearing this statement."
Urging the people not to waste their votes, Nitish Kumar accused Arvind Kejriwal of not allowing him to start Bihar-Delhi bus service. '' Many people of Bihar live in Delhi. We started the bus service and sought permission from the government here but it was denied. Those who drive the bus from Patna come to Ghaziabad. I will appeal that you do not waste a single vote. ''
The development of Vishwas Nagar assembly constituency suffered because the BJP MLA did not let the AAP government work in the area, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Sunday. The East Delhi constituency was one of the three assembly seats that the BJP won in the last assembly polls.
The sitting BJP MLA O P Sharma has not let the AAP government build mohalla clinics in the area and install CCTV cameras, Kejriwal alleged while addressing a public gathering in the constituency.
He also spoke about the AAP government’s scheme under which tenants in Delhi will be able to avail power subsidy. “I have directed Deepak Singla (the AAP candidate for Vishwas Nagar) to help tenants get the benefit of the scheme.
“The area has suffered a lot as the BJP MLA did not let the AAP government do work in the assembly constituency. If the AAP wins, I will personally ensure that the area is developed,” the AAP chief said.
Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for criticising schools in Delhi, Kejriwal said, “First take care of schools and hospitals in your state. We all know the condition. We all know what happened in Gorakhpur”.
The Delhi assembly elections will be held on February 8.