Political strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday (November 19) warned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying that he will be gheraoed if the JD(U) chief fails to fulfill his promise of providing “10 lakh government jobs” to youths of the state.
Talking to reporters in Makhania village in East Champaran district, Kishor dared the CM to honour his assurance that he gave to the youths, after formation of the Mahagathbandhan government in August.
“The CM, during his Independence Day speech at Gandhi Maidan, had claimed that the grand alliance government aimed at providing jobs to 10 lakh people in the government sector.
“Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav had also said that his RJD, as part of the new regime, would deliver on the promise. I, along with the youths of Bihar, will gherao Kumar if he fails on this front,” Kishor said.
Kumar had in August also asserted that the new government would like to exceed the employment generation target.
“We are together and have this concept of 10 lakh jobs. We will do it. I would say, we shall be aiming at 20 lakh jobs,” the chief minister had said.
Kishor, once considered a close confidant of Kumar, had earlier claimed if the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar provides 5-10 lakh jobs in the next one or two years, he would withdraw his Jan Suraj Abhiyan and extend support to the Nitish Kumar dispensation.
Kishor is on a 3,500-km-long padayatra of the state.
He had recently ruled out the possibility of contesting elections, but reiterated his pledge to build a better alternative for Bihar.