Patna: Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister, Tejashwi Yadav, launched a scathing critique against the BJP-led government of India during a symposium organised by his party in memory of Yusuf Meher Ali, a notable freedom fighter and socialist thinker.
Accusing the current regime of deliberately overlooking the role of Muslims in the freedom struggle to fuel communal divisions, Yadav emphasised the need for the younger generation to recognise figures like Yusuf Meher Ali, attributing slogans such as “Quit India” and “Simon Go Back” to him.
Yadav asserted his commitment to socialist ideology and highlighted the accomplishments of his government in Bihar, including the creation of numerous jobs.
Taking a dig at the GoI’s employment efforts, he criticised their recruitment scale, contrasting it with his administration’s substantial achievements in job creation within Bihar. Confident in fulfilling the promise of generating 10 lakh jobs by 2025, Yadav expressed determination despite challenges.
In addition to outlining his government’s proactive measures, Yadav criticised the Modi government, characterising it as contrived, impure, and showy. He accused the BJP of being anti-reservation and recounted his efforts, even while in opposition, to push for a caste survey when the GoI declined a nationwide census.
Yadav underscored the importance of addressing social disparities through comprehensive data, reflecting his commitment to inclusive governance.