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Lalu Yadav Out On Nov 9, Nitish Kumar’s Farewell Next Day: Tejashwi

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NEW DELHI, INDIA � FEBRUARY 26: Senior political leader Lalu Prasad Yadav addresses the media after the opposition leaders walked out of the parliament house to protest against the Annual Budget 2010-2011 in New Delhi on February 26, 2010. (Photo by Kaushik Roy/The India Today Group via Getty Images)

PATNA: Rashtriya Janata Dal  Supremo Lalu Yadav will come out of jail on November 9 and a day later, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will have his farewell, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Friday, promising a victory for the opposition front he is leading in the assembly elections that start next week.”Lalu ji is getting released on November 9. He has got one bail and will secure another on November 9, which also happens to be my birthday. The next day, Nitishji will have his farewell, Tejashwi tola poll rally here, exuding confidence about winning the elections.

Lalu Yadav is in judicial custody in Jharkhand in a corruption scandal. He was recently granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in one of the linked cases but could not come out of jail as his bail plea in another case was being heard.
“Lalu ji is getting released on November 9. He has got one bail and will secure another on November 9, which also happens to be my birthday. The next day, Nitishji will have his farewell,” Tejashwi Yadav said at an election rally with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Bihar’s Hisua.
The state is going to vote on October 28, November 3 and November 7, and the results will be announced on November 10.
In his address, Mr Yadav accused the Nitish Kumar government of failing to eliminate corruption, create jobs and stop migration of workers to other states.
“Nitishji, you are tired. You won’t be able to take care of Bihar,” the 30-year-old leader charged at Mr Kumar, who is 69.
Taking shots at the chief minister for saying that Bihar missed the industrialisation boom because it is landlocked, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader repeated his promise of creating 10 lakh government jobs in his first cabinet meeting if the “Grand Alliance” – which also includes the Congress and Left parties – comes to power.
“Those who did not give you jobs, education, health facilities and industries in 15 years will not do so in the next five years either,” he said. In an address, delivered mostly in Bhojpuri resembling his father’s famous style, Tejashwi Yadav also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held his first rallies in Bihar for these elections on Friday.
“The PM has come to Bihar. I was expecting him to tell when Bihar will get the special state status and a special package. You should have revealed how many government jobs you provided,” he said.

Continuing his tirade against Kumar, the Mahagathbandhans chief ministerial candidate said the JD(U) president did not come out of the CM’s House for 144 days due to the fear of coronavirus. “Coronavirus is still there, but now he is coming out, because he wants votes, wants chair,” he said.
Tejashvi Yadav Friday asserted his father and party supremo Lalu Prasad will come out of jail on November 9 after securing bail in a fodder scam case, and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will have his farewell the next day.
The votes for the state assembly polls will be counted on November 10. Prasad is in judicial custody in Jharkhand capital Ranchi after his conviction in fodder scam cases. He was recently granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in the case related to Chaibasa treasury but could not come out of jail as his bail plea in another case of fraudulent withdrawals from Dumka treasury is being heard.

The state is voting in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7, and the results will be announced on November 10. In his address, he accused the Nitish Kumar government of failing to root out corruption, bring industries, provide employment and check migration for livelihood.
“Nitishji, you have got tired. You won’t to able to take care of Bihar,” the 30-year-old Tejashwi told Kumar (69). He took a jibe at the chief minister for his remark that Bihar lacked industrialisation because it is landlocked, and reaffirmed his commitment of sanctioning 10 lakh government jobs in his first cabinet meeting if the grand alliance comes to power. “Those who didn’t give you jobs, education, health facilities and industries in 15 years will not do so in the next five years as well,” he said.
In his address, delivered mostly in Bhojpuri in a tone that appeared a loose copy of his fathers famous style of speech-making, Tejashwi also targeted Modi, who is in Bihar to address his first rallies in the polls.
Responding to the NDA’s persistent question about where will he bring the fund from for his promised 10 lakh jobs, Tejashwi said Bihar has a budget of ₹2.13 lakh crore and the Nitish Kumar government manages to spend just 60 per cent of it. “There still is Rs 80,000 crore left,” he said.
He sought to reach out to voters of every age group with the promise of waiving examination fees and fare for commuting to exam centres, making contractual teachers permanent, and raising the old-age pension to Rs 1,000 from Rs 400. “This fight is not between Nitish and Tejashwi, neither is it between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi. It is a fight between the people and a dictatorial government,” he said.
(With Agency Inputs ).

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