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Shame on Nitish Kumar: Prashant as Bihar residents try to get home

Shame on Nitish Kumar: Prashant as Bihar residents try to get home

Patna: Poll strategist and former Janata Dal United (JDU) leader, Prashant Kishor tore into Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today for abandoning "hundreds of poor people from Bihar" trapped in Delhi and several parts of the nation during a nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus.

In his tweet Kishor, who was expelled from the JDU in January after openly criticising Nitish Kumar over the controversial citizenship law, pointed out that governments all over the world were trying to help their people and said Bihar residents had been trapped "because of Nitish Kumarji".

"Hundreds of poor people of Bihar in Delhi and other places are locked down, trapped because of Nitish Kumarji. When governments all over are helping their people, why is the Bihar government not (helping) these people (or) arranging some immediate relief?" Prashant Kishor asked.

"Shame on Nitish Kumar," Mr Kishor added.

On Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a "total lockdown" of the country starting midnight. This translates into the sealing of all state borders and the shutting down of all public transport, including interstate buses, the railways and the metro, and grounding of all flights.

As states, including Delhi, began to lock down their respective borders, migrant workers rushed to get back to their home states, with heart-breaking tales

emerging.

On Tuesday, a young boy unable to return to Bihar broke down and cried while speaking to NDTV. "I want to go home," he said, tears streaming down his face. He carried a rucksack with his belongings, like he had for three or four days, hoping to catch a bus home.

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