Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav responsible for the rampant illiteracy in the state.
Displaying a memorandum that was send to him by the local villagers, the Prime Minister said the thumb impressions on the document which indicated the illiteracy of the people was most saddening.
“Women from Karpuri sent me a memorandum filled with their pleas asking me to save them from the state government that is trying to take over their lands. This is the state of the 21st century Bihar where the villagers don’t even know how to sign. This is the proof of Nitish and Lalu’s misdoings for 25 years,” he said while addressing a rally here.
Asserting that this was nothing but ‘criminal negligence’ by the ‘brothers’, Prime Minister Modi held the duo responsible for the pathetic state of affairs in the state.