Former Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) Chief, Nitish Kumar
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Kumar hit out at the Centre on the issues of black money and freezing of recruitment in government services and said the people, particularly youths, felt cheated as promised jobs were not delivered by the Modi government.With the defeat in the general elections still rankling him, the former chief minister conceded his party had failed to match the Modi-led BJP’s campaign.”We failed to match BJP’s blitzkrieg in the elections and lost badly,” Kumar surmised and went on to say he resigned as chief minister on the ground that he had lost the trust of the people with the ruling JD(U) winning only two seats against 20 it held earlier.With state Assembly polls knocking the doors in Bihar, Kumar urged the people to take guard against the propaganda by BJP and RSS outfits on diverse issues. Referring to Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s controversial remarks and the raging debate on conversion, Kumar charged the BJP with going to any extent to polarise the masses for electoral benefits.With his ‘Sampark Yatra’ coming to an end with a meeting with party workers at Jamui, Kumar threw light on his future course of action, saying he would launch the second stage of mass mobilisation campaign in all Assembly constituencies next month.Observing that party cadres’ detachment with the JD(U) government was the root cause of defeat in the general elections, he added efforts have been made to bridge the gap between the government and party workers to ensure that the two worked in sync.

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Nitish Kumar hit out at the Centre on the issues of black money