Bihar Dy CM criticises PM for "non-cooperative" attitude

Patna: Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his government's "non-cooperative" attitude towards Bihar.

The Prime Minister had announced a special package for the state during Assembly polls but it (Bihar) did not get even a word's mention in this year's Budget, the Deputy Chief Minister said while dedicating a pontoon bridge, constructed parallel to the dilapidated Mahatma Gandhi setu, to the people of state.

Addressing the public at the inaugural function, the Deputy Chief Minister who is also the Road Construction Department Minister, said that "The pontoon bridge has been built and dedicated to the public within a short span of time keeping in mind the dilapidated condition of Mahatma Gandhi setu and the frequent jam on it."

Yadav, who was accompanied by Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav, dedicated the bridge at a function held at Chhaukia village under Terasiya panchayat which falls under his Raghopur Assembly constituency in Vaishali district.

Four under construction bridges, across the state being constructed on the river Ganga, would be completed within four months, he said.In order to further ease off the traffic pressure on the Mahatma Gandhi setu, the minister announced that road deck of the Digha rail-cum-road bridge and Ara-Chapra bridge would be dedicated as a gift to the public on June 11, the birthday of RJD president Lalu Prasad.(PTI)