File photo: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today accused some of his Cabinet colleagues of doubting his ability to perform and said he would deliver on his promises to the people.
"Some people whisper that I am playing test cricket, some others say I am playing One Day International, even as few others say that I am playing T20, but I'll deliver on my promises irrespective of whatever version of the game I get to play," he said.
"I'll ensure that my ministerial colleagues digest the fact that I can deliver on my promises irrespective of the type of cricket I get to play," he said.
The Chief Minister said at a function in the district that he had announced that contractors from the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes/Most Backward Classes would be given work up to Rs 50 lakh without tender, but some Cabinet ministers had not digested his promise to the weaker sections.
Senior Janata Dal - United leaders, including former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, refused to comment on Mr Manjhi's statement.
"I'll not say anything without knowing the facts as to what the Chief Minister has said; I am not the type of person who reacts without finding out the details of a matter," Mr Kumar said.
Bashistha Narayan Singh, the state unit chief of the JD-U, refused to say anything on Mr Manjhi's statement and said that the issue was not relevant in today's context.