The Lok Janshakti Get together on Thursday joined the opposition in attacking the Bihar authorities over the collapse of a street in floods, saying it raises questions on the declare of “zero corruption”, and demanded motion towards the “responsible”.
The state authorities has insisted that it’s an strategy street to a brand new bridge connecting Gopalganj to East Champaran that has been washed away, and never the bridge itself as alleged by opposition leaders like Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav.
In a tweet, LJP president Chirag Paswan focused the Bihar authorities headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
“A part of a bridge constructed at the price of Rs 264 crore has collapsed right this moment. Any work finished with public cash ought to be carried out sustaining high quality requirements. Incidents like this increase questions within the public eye over zero corruption. The LJP calls for a high-level probe to punish the responsible shortly,” he mentioned.
His tweet is seen as one more occasion of Mr Paswan criticising Mr Kumar’s authorities through which the BJP is a associate.
Although the LJP is a Bharatiya Janata Get together ally, it isn’t part of the Bihar authorities led by Janata Dal (United) chief Mr Kumar.
Sharing a picture of the caved-in portion of the street on his Twitter deal with, chief of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav demanded resignation of Mr Kumar, who had inaugurated the Sattarghat bridge on June 16.
The Bihar authorities, nevertheless, shortly got here out with a clarification that it was not the bridge itself that had collapsed.
The state’s Highway Development Division issued an announcement, saying the caved-in portion of the street was located “two kilometres away from the bridge” and that it was the strategy route for an 18-metre-long causeway that results in the Sattarghat bridge.
By the way, the division is part of the ministerial portfolio of senior BJP chief Nand Kishore Yadav within the state authorities.
Whereas Paswan has been taking swipes at Mr Kumar, he has largely kept away from concentrating on the BJP.
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