It’s almost seems to be a
It’s a known fact that education in Bihar is in shambles, with abysmally low literacy rates; all this state can continue to produce is the largest population of migrant labourers. But the Bihar government departments are playing an
Justifying the largesse, state education minister and Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Choudhary had said that Microwaves are given so that MLAs can heat the food served in the
The state’s road construction department gifted smartphones, while the urban development ministry handed out trolley bags. It is an
The son of ex CM and fodder convict who also happens to be the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Mr. Tejaswi Yadav has defended the government’s freebies. According to him, Bihar is a poor state and elected people here are not millionaires, so it’s not wrong to get such gifts.
In support of this, BJP leader and former leader of the state Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav quoted that this is an old practice and he had even received a gold plated watch in 1995 when Deo Narayan Yadav was the Speaker of Vidhan Sabha. The only exception were CPI(ML) legislators who termed this practice as a sheer waste of public money and amounting to bribing elected representatives.
Playing a very loyal role of Opposition in Bihar assembly, BJP had questioned the state’s education department gifting microwave ovens to all 243 legislators at a time when thousands of teachers were awaiting payment of salaries since months. Previously, other departments have gifted costly items to legislators as a goodwill gesture. Interestingly, BJP and its allied legislators also accepted these gifts. The former deputy CM Sushil Modi had returned all seven.
gift items, including the microwave oven that he received during the