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'Won't allow Assembly session to work unless...': BJP's ultimatum to Bihar govt

The BJP has threatened to stall the winter session of the Bihar Assembly if Chief Minister Nitish Kumar fails to provide 10 lakh jobs by December 13.

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Sanjay Jaiswal (L), the BJP's Bihar president, said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (R) should explain on what basis did he make the promise of providing 10 lakh government jobs.

In Short

  • The BJP has demanded the Bihar govt to provide 10 lakh govt jobs by December 13.
  • The BJP threatened to stall the winter session of the Bihar assembly if their demands are not met.
  • The party also said they will take up the issue of CTET-BTET candidates.

By Rohit Kumar Singh: The BJP has threatened to stall the winter session of the Bihar Assembly if the Nitish Kumar government fails to provide 10 lakh jobs--a poll promise made by Deputy Chief Minister Tejasvi Yadav--by December 13.

The BJP's ultimatum comes two days after poll strategist Prashant Kishor threatened to gherao Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar if he does not deliver his promise of providing 10 lakh jobs to youths in the coming few days.

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Sanjay Jaiswal, the BJP's Bihar president, on Tuesday announced that the BJP will take up the issue of CTET-BTET candidates, who have been running from pillar to post to seek government teachers' jobs for several years.

"The BJP is now going to take up the issue of CTET-BTET candidates. If the state government fails to provide them jobs by December 13, we will not allow the assembly to function," said Sanjay Jaiswal.

"Both Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav will have to give a reply on what basis did they promise to provide 10 lakh government jobs. The BJP is not surprised to see that Tejashwi Yadav made a hollow promise," said the state BJP president.

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Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav gave a twist to BJP's ultimatum to the state government to provide government jobs.

"It is a welcome step that the BJP, which till now was only doing divisive politics and politics of hatred and violence, has now decided to work on providing jobs to the unemployed", said Yadav.

In August, Nitish Kumar cut his ties with the BJP and stitched an alliance with the Mahagatbandhan in Bihar, of which Tejashwai Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal is a key party. During the elections, Tejashwi Yadav made a poll promise of providing 10 lakh government jobs in the state. Nitish Kumar went a step ahead of his deputy and while addressing a gathering on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15, the Chief Minister said his government will strive to provide 20 lakh jobs in the state.