Bihar exit poll: Union Minister Giriraj Singh has accused RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of diverting people’s attention from the basic issue of development and said that BJP-led NDA would get two third majority in the Bihar Assembly election.
“Even though Nitish and Lalu focused on personal attack rather than talking on developmental issues, NDA would get two third majority in Bihar elections and the results on November 8 would be startling,” the Union Minister told reporters here yesterday.
Hitting out at the NDA government’s critiques, the Minister said, “They have been exposed as their claim to teach a lesson (Chhati Ka doodh yad Aa Jayega), would rebound and they themselves would learn a lesson (Nani Yaad Aa Jayegi)”.
On being asked why BJP has not named its Chief Ministerial candidate for Bihar polls, he said, “It is our internal issue. Let the election result be declared, we shall name the Chief Minister also. Meanwhile, I am not in the race.”
Reacting to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s statement on “intolerance” in the country, Singh said, “People highlighting Pakistan in spite of their permanent stay here have no right to stay in India.”
Charging Congress for showing intolerance since long, the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises said, “From the emergency to Sikh riots, Bhagalpur riots, forced eviction of Kashmiri Pundits from Kashmir in 1990 are all examples of intolerance of Congress.”
Earlier during his visit to Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG), Singh asked the scientists to design ways of increasing milk production.
“There is shortage of milk production. Scientists should find out ways to resolve it. Their efforts should appear on field, instead in labs,” he said.