Patna: BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose prohibition in all BJP-ruled states, should have "extended his pledge" to rooting out crime and corruption in Bihar.
"For how long will Kumar let criminals go scot-free...and at the same time continue to take pledge on
enforcement of prohibition in Bihar?" he asked.
Sushil Modi's comments came a day after Kumar said he would not mind "embracing death" than give up his stand on total prohibition in Bihar.
Hitting out at the Chief Minister for taking "frequent" pledges on enforcement of total prohibition, Sushil cited various instances of crime in the state and asked Kumar to "extend" his vow to "eliminate crime with the same zeal".
"Will you take a pledge to root out crime and corruption in Bihar?" he asked.
The BJP leader also slammed Kumar for the 10+2toppers' scandal in the state, in which the role of former Bihar School Examination Board chairman Lalkeshwar Singh and principal of V R College in Vaishali district Bachcha Rai have come to light, alleging, "The accused enjoyed political patronage."