Nitish Kumar’s feedback describing drinkers as “Mahapaapi (sinners) who usually are not Indians” have drawn a retort from Bihar opposition chief Tejashwi Yadav, who puzzled in the present day whether or not the Chief Minister was additionally referring to troopers who drink.
“Going by Nitish Kumar’s logic, Indian troopers who drink are additionally not Hindustani. Criminals who spill rivers of blood and the corrupt usually are not Mahapaapi or Maha-ayogya (sinners and nugatory) however drinkers are?” Tejashwi Yadav tweeted in Hindi, sharing a video of Nitish Kumar’s remark within the Bihar meeting.
The RJD chief had mentioned in an earlier tweet that the Chief Minister was “tired and defeated” and that even his ally BJP was realising it now.
On Wednesday, Nitish Kumar made an impassioned speech within the Bihar meeting over hooch tragedies within the state that banned liquor in 2016. The meeting was dialogue amendments to make the liquor ban much less stringent for first-time offenders.
He mentioned even Mahatma Gandhi opposed consuming and those that didn’t abide by his rules “didn’t should be known as Hindustani however Mahapaapi and Maha-ayogya.”
He added: “I don’t consider these people Indians.”
Mr Kumar additionally made it clear that his authorities wouldn’t pay compensation for hooch-related tragedies.
“It’s their fault. They consume liquor even after knowing that it could be toxic,” he mentioned.
The Chief Minister has come below assault from each alliance associate BJP and opposition RJD following liquor tragedies that led to greater than 60 deaths within the final six months of 2021.
The opposition alleges the ban on liquor has remained solely on paper and has been misused to extort cash from individuals.