Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday suggested that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should implement liquor ban in his state. Speaking to media, Nitish Kumar said that Adityanath shouldn’t come to Bihar ’empty-handed’, and even asked him to implement 50 per cent reservation for women in local bodies. “You (Adityanath) should take cue from us and implement liqour ban and 50 per cent reservation for women in local bodies,” Kumar told a public meeting in Darbhanga, while laying foundations of development projects worth Rs 300 crore, Press Trust of India reported. “He must be coming empty handed whereas I am here to launch various development schemes,” Nitish Kumar.
While speaking, the Bihar Chief Minister also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for non-fulfillment of various promises made to Bihar during the 2014 general elections. Kumar said, “We implement whatever works we promise, but others forget about it.” Kumar further slamed cow vigilants for taking law into their hands and said that they should learn to take care of stray bovines first.
Recently, Adityanath’s was to attend programme in Patna on June 16, but it was postponed for in view of the election of Mayor of Patna Municipal Corporation. The change in Adityanath’s programme was announced by Bihar BJP vice president Devesh Kumar. “His (Yogi) programme at Darbhanga on June 15 stands but that in Patna next day (June 16) has been postponed for now in view of election for Mayor of Patna Municipal Corporation,” Devesh Kumar said in the statement. At that time too, Kumar took potshots at Yogi’s visit saying it seems the party has no faith on state’s leaders and this was the reason outsiders are called into Bihar.