Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today slammed the BJP for giving prominence to the “non-issue” of illegal abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh and ignoring the “core issues” related to agriculture, education and infrastructure.
“They (BJP) sought votes in Uttar Pradesh in the name of development and improving the condition of farmers.
But after winning the elections, instead of addressing the core issues of agrarian crisis, education and infrastructure development, they are giving primacy to the non-issue of illegal slaughterhouses,” he told reporters.
Mr Kumar asked the media to highlight the core issues related to education and infrastructure and not the “communal diversionary topic” of illegal slaughterhouses.
“Is crackdown on abattoirs an answer to core issues like agriculture, education and infrastructure?” Mr Kumar asked after the weekly ‘Lok Samvad’ (public interaction) programme.
“The major chunk of population of Marathas, Patels and Jats is on the warpath due to agrarian issues in the country.
Instead of addressing matters related to agriculture, prominence is being given to fringe activities,” the JD(U) national president said.