Patna, Apr 20: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been put in the dock by the opposition for his stand on making arrangements to facilitate the homecoming of students of Bihar stuck in Kota, wherein BJP MLA and other influential persons managed to bring back their children while the others were left thereon their own.
As reports appeared that BJP MLA Anil Singh had brought back his son from Kota, opposition parties did not lose the opportunity to put Mr Kumar in the dock over the issue. Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi asked Mr Kumar to explain how BJP MLA Mr Singh was issued a pass to bring back his son from Kota while a larger number of students from Bihar, stuck there, were denied this facility.
Mr Kumar had refused to make any arrangements for bringing back Bihari students from Kota on the ground that it would defeat the very purpose of lockdown, she pointed out. Poll strategist and expelled JDU leader Prashant Kishor also criticised Mr Kumar, saying it exposed his so-called sermons on lock down. Earlier the Uttar Pradesh government had made similar arrangements and felicitated the homecoming of students stuck in Kota, but Mr Kumar was busy giving lessons to others, he added. BJP MLA Mr Singh, however, defended his action saying he had followed all instructions and also maintained social distancing during the journey from Kota to Bihar. (UNI)