Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Hits Back At RJD For Demanding More Office Space
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Bihar: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, on Friday, hit back the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for demanding more space for its headquarters in Patna. He asked the Opposition party, “Should the land be brought from the sky?”Nitish Kumar said that the state government had allotted lands to all the recognized parties of the state after 2006. Parties were allotted spaces as per their choice of locations, he added. Unsatisfied with Kumar’s response, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly TejashwiYadav alleged that the ruling Janata Dal (United) has occupied the land by demolishing the flats of the MLAs.Nitish Kumar and TejashwiYadav are at the loggerheads ever since RJD’s Bihar state president Jagadanand Singh wrote a letter to the state government requesting the allotment of more land for the expansion of their party office.
Singh, in his letter to the government, stated that JDU’s office size is 66,000 square feet and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) office spans 52,000 square feet whereas RJD has office premises of only 19,842 square feet. He said the three parties have 43, 74, and 75 seats, respectively, in the Bihar Assembly. He alleged that the allotted land for his party is against the principle of justice.“There is an empty plot next to the RJD office. This land should be allotted to RJD as there is difficulty in the execution of essential works,” Singh requested in the letter sent to the Bihar government in March. He wrote a similar letter again, a few days ago. On Friday, when asked about the Bihar government’s response to the request made by Singh, CM Nitish said land has been allocated to all the recognized parties. He also advised the journalists to ask the RJD about the situation of land allocation to political parties during its regime in Bihar. Later in the day, TejashwiYadav hit out Kumar for his remarks in a tweet. “Now when we asked the question about the least size of land allotted to the largest party RJD as usual he got angy,” tweeted Tejashwi giving the details of the land allotted to JDU and BJP.