Nitish believes in pomp and show instead of development: Manjhi
Former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said that Nitish Kumar believes more in pomp and show instead of development.
“Nitish Kumar believes more in pomp and show instead of development. He indulges in many things that are not needed with an intention of becoming an international personality,” Manjhi, who was once a protege of Kumar, said here.
“Some constructions like the International Museum, Convention Centre, new building for Legislative Assembly, new residences for legislators were not necessary at all as we are fighting against poverty in the state. There was no need for these buildings,” Manjhi said.
The former chief Minister said the old Patna Museum could have been easily expanded to cater to the present day visitors but Kumar instead opted for an International Museum.
“Spending Rs 500 or 700 crore on museum or other buildings should have been thought about only after paying attention to the problems faced by our people like teachers, contractual workers, policemen and home guards,” he said.
Manjhi also said that “Rs 40 to 50 lakh was the price of transfer and postings of district magistrates and superintendents of police.”