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Prashant Kishor Lashes Out At Bihar CM Over Lockdown Stance, Flags Permission To BJP MLA

After a BJP MLA got special permission to evacuate his son from Kota, former JDU vice president Prashant Kishor lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday.

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Akhil Oka

On Sunday, former JDU vice president and political strategist Prashant Kishor lashed out at the alleged hypocrisy of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the issue of helping students stranded outside the state. He recollected that Kumar had refused to entertain the plea of students from Bihar in Kota, Rajasthan to return citing the violation of the lockdown guidelines.

Despite this, Kishor pointed out that Bihar BJP MLA Anil Singh had been given special permission to evacuate his son from Kota. As per the purported car pass issued to the BJP MLA shared by Kishor, it is valid for travel from Nawada to Kota from April 16-25. Currently, there are 86 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the state out of which 37 persons have recovered while two casualties have been reported.

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A day earlier, the political strategist mocked Nitish Kumar for his handling of the novel coronavirus crisis. He opined that Kumar was probably the only CM in India to not have stepped out of his bungalow for a month citing the nationwide lockdown as an excuse. Taunting the Bihar CM further, Kishor alleged that the former was so busy and compassionate that he did not even have a telephonic conversation with other CMs to help the stranded residents of Bihar. 

Kishor has also been critical of a generalized lockdown being branded as a solution to fight the novel coronavirus crisis. Claiming that the lockdown was solely led by police, he contended that this was not the way to tackle COVID-19- a public health and economic crisis. Moreover, Kishor opined that a "badly executed" lockdown would destroy the livelihood of millions of Indians. 

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