Friday, March 23, 2012
Bihar marching to glory after 'darkness': Shatrughan Sinha
Lauding performance of the NDA government in Bihar, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha today said the state is making rapid strides on the path of development to regain its past glory after "darkness". "Bihar is on the path of recovery from days of darkness to regain its past glory," Sinha, BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib, told PTI. The eastern state is observing three-day Bihar Diwas, beginning yesterday, to mark 100 years of its existence since its formation in 1912.
Taking a potshot at the previous RJD regime, Sinha said the state's image had touched its nadir due to poor law and order situation and non-development in all sectors. Bihar which gave first republic to the world in Lichvi dynasty in Vaishali district, first President to Independent India in Rajendra Prasad and was considered an international seat of learning because of Nalanda university, had drawn a bad name due to 15-years of "misrule" of Lalu Prasad's RJD, he said.
The JD(U)-BJP coalition government under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has succeeded in shedding the "bad image" and carved out a new place for the state through its progressive activities, he said. "Days are not far off when Bihar will be sitting along with developed states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu," Sinha, popularly known as 'Bihari Babu', said referring to Bihar's over 12 per cent annual growth rate. The actor-turned-BJP leader said he receives numerous messages daily within the country and also abroad seeking to know about the growth story of Bihar.