Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on Sunday alleged that opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress are experts in telling lies and creating confusion and stressed that countering their lies was very important in the coming Assembly elections.
The RJD hit back by saying that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on record for dubbing the BJP as ‘Badaka Jhuthe Party’ in the past.
“The RJD and Congress leaders are used to lying to create confusion in society. They will frequently use this policy in the next two months in the run-up to the Assembly elections. They are past masters in this game. Hence, we have to counter their lies by telling voters about genuine work we have done over the years,” Pandey said while addressing members of the state BJP’s SC/ST committee.
Pandey has been appointed election management committee chief by the BJP central leadership.
“We have executed so many public welfare works during the last 13 years in Bihar and if we put all these policies and works in the right manner before the voters, it would answer the lies and confusion of the opposition,” Pandey said.
“We will succeed only if the BJP increases its support among all sections of society, including the Scheduled Castes and Tribes,” the minister said.
Reacting to Pandey’s remarks, RJD state spokesperson Mritunjay Tiwari said: “Whether we are liars or the BJP can be established from the statement of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has in the past dubbed BJP as ‘Badaka Jhuthe Party’ on record.”
“The BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014 with the poll promise to deposit Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of every Indian. They also talked about ‘Achhe Din’, and creation of two crore jobs every year. What happened to these promises? Now, the people can decide who is a liar. They have not fulfilled any of their promises, neither at the Centre nor in Bihar,” Tiwari said.