Unethical proposal to name Bihar settlements after Modi, Nitish: RJD

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The RJD called the proposal to name residential settlements for the homeless after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar “unethical”.

RJD National Vice President Shivanand Tiwary said while the program itself was ‘commendable’, the state government should consider naming it after legendary figures from the past like the former Deputy Prime Minister Jagjivan Ram.

“To name a scheme that uses public funds after a living person, that too the prime minister and chief minister, would be unethical (‘anaitik’),” Tiwary, a former Rajya Sabha MP, said in a statement. a press release on Friday.

He was reacting to reports of the proposed scheme, which BJP leader and Minister of State for Revenue and Land Reforms Ram Surat Rai claimed was his brainchild.

Rai said he would name these settlements “Modi Nagar” and “Nitish Nagar” after “our revered rulers”.

He also said he saw “no need to seek approval” for the exercise.

Tiwary, who is a former cabinet minister himself, said: “…He should be named after any luminary in our state who comes from an underprivileged background.”

Besides Ram, other names suggested by Tiwary were former CM Bhola Paswan Shastri, Dalit poet Heera Dom and Dashrath Manjhi, whose feat of digging a road by chiseling a hill for years earned him the sobriquet “man of the mountain”.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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