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BJP questions role of Lalu in Bihar government

Published : Jan 5, 2016, 4:01 am IST
Updated : Jan 5, 2016, 4:01 am IST

Is Lalu Prasad Yadav acting as an extra-constructional authority

Is Lalu Prasad Yadav acting as an extra-constructional authority This is the question being raised not only by the Opposition but within the JD(U) also in the wake of the RJD chief making a surprise visit to the prestigious IGIMS inquiring into its functioning.

The BJP, while terming chief minister Nitish Kumar as a “dummy CM”, asked him to explain Mr Yadav’s role in his Cabinet. Raising the issue, several state unit leaders of the BJP, including former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, said, “Nitish Kumar is the chief minister of Bihar not Lalu Yadav. The CM must explain Lalu Yadav’s role in his Cabinet.”

On Sunday evening, Mr Yadav had made a surprise visit to the premiere medical institute, Indira Gandhi Institute for Medical Sciences, and had called the director asking him to submit a budget to the principal secretary, health department, for the development of infrastructure.

Besides this, he even assured the director that he will ensure that fund is provided to the institution.

The BJP feels that Mr Yadav is trying to call the shots in the ministry as Tej Pratap Yadav is the health minister.

Raising questions on the functioning of the state government Mr. Modi said, “I fail to understand under what capacity does Lalu Yadav instructs the officials, is he running the ministry instead of his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav ”

The BJP had earlier questioned Nitish Kumar after Lalu Yadav had advised the state government on the issue of law and order condition of Bihar after two engineers were killed in Darbhanga. Sushil Kumar Modi and other senior BJP leaders calling Lalu Yadav as “Super CM” said, “It would be better if Nitish Kumar allowed Lalu Yadav to chair the cabinet meeting as he is giving directions to his ministers and officials teaching them good governance and tricks to curb law and order”.

Location: India, Bihar, Patna