Bihar government’s human chain against dowry system and child marriage a ‘super flop’: Opposition

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Bihar government’s human chain against dowry system and child marriage a ‘super flop’: Opposition
PATNA: Bihar’s two main opposition parties -RJD and Congress – on Sunday said that the state government’s much-trumpeted human chain against dowry system and child marriage turned out to be “super flop” as participation of common people could not be seen anywhere across the state.
“Only school children who were called by opening their institutions despite being Sunday, their teachers and a section of state were seen standing in the human chain that remained broken here and there. Common people didn’t turn up anywhere to participate in the chain. Participation of common villagers could not be seen anywhere,” RJD’s state president Ram Chandra Purbey said, adding, “The non-participation of common people shows that CM Nitish Kumar has lost peoples’ faith.”
Congress spokesperson and former MLA Harkhu Jha said, unlike previous year’s human chain in favour of liquor ban; this year’s human chain turned out to be a “Government roadshow” as only and school children were seen in the today’s chain. “Participation of common people was very negligible. There was lack of enthusiasm even in the ruling parties’ workers who turned up in very less number,” Jha said.
Congress spokesperson said the last year’s human chain in support of prohibition was a grand success mainly because of the participation of RJD and Congress.
RJD and Congress, being the part of the grand alliance government, had supported human chain in 2017, but the two parties boycotted the chain this year.
“CM Nitish Kumar should have convened an all-party meeting and seek support of RJD and Congress. We are not opposed to the government in its campaign against dowry system and child marriage. Had Nitish Kumar convened an all-party meeting and sought our support, the two parties might have considered,” Jha said.
Terming the today’s event as “Apradh chain” (crime chain), RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari said the JD(U)-BJP coalition government led by Nitish has failed on all fronts specially on the issue of controlling serious crimes like murder, loot, road robberies and bank dacoities. “The today’s human chain was the state government’s attempt to divert people’s attention from its failures,” Tiwari said.
Congress national media panellist Prem Chandra Mishra asked the state government to come out with a white paper on the human chain with details of expenditures. http://www.stategovernmentnews.in/bihar-governments-human-chain-dowry-system-child-marriage-super-flop-opposition/ 2018-01-21T17:03:04+00:00 admin Bihar Bihar Government,Bihar State Government News Bihar government's human chain against dowry system and child marriage a 'super flop': Opposition PATNA: Bihar's two main opposition parties -RJD and Congress - on Sunday said that the state government's much-trumpeted human chain against dowry system and child marriage turned out to be 'super flop' as participation of common...