BJP MLAs to return expensive gifts to CM Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | AFP

PATNA (Bihar): Apparently seeking to turn tables on the Nitish Kumar government for showering expensive gifts on MLAs, three BJP legislators including Sushil Kumar Modi today said they have decided to return microwave oven on the ground that lakhs of school teachers were not being paid salaries for over four months.It may be recalled the Education Department had yesterday given microwave oven, costing Rs 11,225 each, to the MLAs

“Lakhs of school teachers (are) without salary for last four months. Prem Kumar, Mangal Pandey and myself will return gifts like micro oven back to govt,” Modi said in a tweet. Modi, a senior BJP leader, also flayed Bihar government for justifying expensive gifts to the lawmakers on the ground that they are poor or they will use microwave oven to taste quality of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) served to students in government schools.

-more at New Indian Express

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