Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) promised to provide “10 lakh permanent government jobs” if voted to power.
Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of 10 lakh jobs and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s sharp response to it has fueled an acrimonious back-and-forth in the campaign for the Bihar election that starts next week.
The 31-year-old RJD leader also took on Nitish Kumar’s comments ridiculing his jobs promise. “The Chief Minister is physically and mentally tired. After his 15-year rule, he is asking where is the money for jobs! ₹ 30,000 crore is Bihar’s budget, where is the money? All gone in 60 scams on his watch. His Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali policy has been assigned ₹ 24,000 crore. It is all going into corruption. He spent ₹ 500 crore to brighten his face in ads. Then he makes this laughable comment about where’s the money to give jobs,” Tejashwi Yadav said.