"UP has the highest number of cows dying after eating plastic items," he said lampooning the growing cow-vigilantism in the BJP-ruled state. Mr Kumar described the centre's notification to prohibit cattle trade for slaughter and the controversy shrouding banning of illegal slaughter houses as "bakwas" (ridiculous).
"The BJP and its associate organisations overdrive in the name of cow protection is an attempt to vitiate the environment with an intent to cast a veil on failed promises made during polls," the chief minister claimed.
On the completion of three years of the Modi government, Mr Kumar said none of the promises made before the polls like creation of jobs for youths or enhanced Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers by adding 50 per cent to input cost have not been fulfilled anywhere.
Speaking about the 'MODI Fest' proposed to be inaugurated in Bihar by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on June 15, he alleged that, "The BJP does not have faith in the calibre of its party leaders in Bihar, hence it is hiring names from outside."
About his June 3 visit to Tamil Nadu on the 94th birth anniversary of DMK chief M Karunanidhi and the progress of non-BJP parties deciding to field a common candidate for the Presidential post, the JD(U) chief said he had gone to Chennai to pay his respects Mr Karunanidhi. "The onus of choosing a consensus candidate for the presidential poll lies with the ruling party. In case they fail to do so, opposition will field a candidate with the largest unity possible."
Mr Kumar, who had last month met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and also held talks with many Left leaders for the presidential poll, however, refused to take any name for the post.
Talking about Sushil Modi making corruption allegations on Lalu Yadav's family and writing a letter to him in this regard, Mr Kumar said the senior BJP leader has been sidelined by youngsters within his party and "I do not take notice of his statements".
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