Vastavam web: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today attacked Nitish Kumar for not being able to secure the special category status for Bihar, accusing the chief minister of surrendering the interest of the state for personal gains.The RJD supremo, who has been in jail for more than two months following his conviction in fodder scam cases, made the attack on Twitter, which is managed by people close to Prasad.”Why is Nitish not asking his boss to accord special status to Bihar. PM Modi had promised special status to Bihar in March, 2014 at a rally in Muzaffarpur during Lok Sabha elections. Nitish must play that speech recording in front of the PM,” a tweet on Prasad’s official Twitter handle said.
He accused Kumar of having surrendered Bihar’s interest for personal gains – an oblique reference to the chief minister’s exit from the Grand Alliance and forming a new government in the state with the BJP.He also asked Kumar to disclose why and because of whom Bihar is not getting its due. “Nitish ought to keep his spine straight and let go of his fear and his self-interest.” The RJD chief also sought to know how much of the Rs 1.65 lakh crore announced by Modi as special package has been given to the state.