The much hyped package is nothing but an audacious and brazen effort to narrate a fairy tale to the people of Bihar- Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 26, 2015
The massive package would not translate to anything more than around Rs 10,000 crore extra, said Nitish Kumar, one of PM Modi's strongest critics.
I'll be taking questions for the next 48 hours debunking the so-called "special" Bihar package. Sign your tweets with #AskNitish- Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 26, 2015
"..this special package for Bihar announced just before the elections, is nothing but well-conceived packaged myth devised to influence people, manufacture euphoria and create noise without any substance," he said.
Accusing PM Modi of deception, Mr Kumar said the special package was "nothing but a mere repackaging of old schemes, appropriation of pre-approved allocations for the old ones and continued contributions to ongoing schemes."
He said projects worth nearly one lakh crore were a repackaging and appropriation of old schemes and for some new items worth Rs 6000 crore in the package, there was "not even a shred of evidence" of planning or work on the ground.
There was also not a hint of a time frame to the package, the Chief Minister said.
"Indeed an outrageous act of auctioning Bihar&trust of its people," Mr Kumar tweeted.
His reference was to PM Modi's style of announcing the package at a rally, which was likened by critics to the way bids are called out at auctions.
The chief minister is leading a coalition that takes on the BJP in the upcoming Bihar election and has engaged in a bitter battle of words with PM Modi.
On August 18, the prime minister tore into Mr Kumar while announcing the package for Bihar, accusing him of making the people of the state suffer because of his arrogance.
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