Nitish asks people to beware of Lalu, Congress


As their are indications that the Congress and RJD may form alliance for the next general elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that the two old partners would bring back “dark days of poor law and order and misgovernance.”

“Who does not know that RJD and Congress shared power in those days when people feared to venture out of home after sunset to avoid getting kidnapped?” Kumar said during JD(U)’s Sankalp rally here, about 60 km from Patna.

“Both (RJD and Congress) are equally responsible for poor condition of Bihar for 15 years,” he said. “Efforts are being made to revive the ties to bring back those dark days of poor law and order and misgovernance.”

The CM said that since assuming power for the first time on November 25, 2005, he had worked day and night to bring the state back on track.

Attacking his rival, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Nitish said the fanfare with which he returned to Patna from Birsa Munda jail made it seem like he had gone to prison to participate in a “freedom movement”.