Nitish accuses Modi govt of destroying Indian Railways
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who had even served as the railway minister in the Vajpayee government, accused the Narendra Modi government of destroying (“bantadhar kar diya”) the Indian Railways by clubbing its budget with the General Budget.
Talking to the media on Monday he said that the scrapping of separate Railway Budget had killed the autonomy. He asked first the Modi government should explained how much was spent out of budgetary allocations on Rail last year and how much was achieved out of the target set by the Railways for Bihar.
The chief minister also asked as to what happened to the announcement about creating a new Railway Division at Bhagalpur? What is the fate of the new Danapur-Kiul line approved during Nitish’s own tenure as Railway Minister?
On introuduction of bio-toilet Nitish said this was an old announcement and during his tenure Southern Railway had already set up bio-toilet.