Nitish Kumar, confronting some latest variations with ally BJP within the coronavirus disaster, has made a shocking provide to opposition chief Tejashwi Yadav. The Bihar Chief Minister on Tuesday invited his loudest critic to accompany him on a tour of quarantine centres, after being urged to personally examine the situations.
He made the gesture at an all-party assembly represented by legislative get together leaders yesterday, the primary in the midst of the pandemic.
Tejashwi Yadav, himself accused of being largely MIA in Bihar politics within the yr since his get together RJD’s defeat within the 2019 common election, spoke up. There are various complaints on the state authorities’s response to the COVID-19 disaster, he mentioned, and urged that the Chief Minister ought to look into them extra proactively, given his huge expertise as an administrator and his penchant for yatras.
“We’re all behind you on this struggle in opposition to COVID-19. You’re such an skilled administrator and earlier you used to undertake yatras. However now you make plans, but we get a number of complaints relating to the execution of these plans. Please exit and examine the quarantine centres,” Tejashwi Yadav mentioned.
Nitish Kumar took the 30-year-old opposition chief’s “yatra” dig properly.
“I am infamous for travelling round however stayed put this time, conserving in thoughts the rules for coronavirus. As soon as these guidelines are relaxed we will definitely exit and you may as well include me together with different leaders and we are going to see it (the centres) collectively,” mentioned the Chief Minister.
On Tejashwi Yadav’s level about poor execution, Mr Kumar mentioned officers on the district stage will even search suggestions from legislators.
The response shocked many within the assembly, mentioned leaders of Mr Kumar’s Janata Dal United.
Earlier, goaded by Tejashwi Yadav’s provide to pay for 50 trains to deliver migrants again to Bihar, the Chief Minister had introduced that every employee returning dwelling by practice can be reimbursed the complete ticket fare and can get an extra help of Rs 500.
Mr Kumar has been criticized not simply by the opposition however by high leaders of his ally, the BJP, of mishandling the migrants disaster. As different states petitioned the centre to repatriate their staff, Mr Kumar urged they continue to be the place they’re; he later modified his stance.