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UP, Bihar Left out of Smart City List, Nitish Hits out at Modi

Centre picks no place from UP or Bihar for the smart city project and the Bihar CM took the chance to attack Modi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish and RJD president Lalu Prasad on Sunday attacked the Centre for not selecting any city of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the first batch of smart cities.

Bihar and UP gave 104 Lok Sabha seats to BJP to form its government at the Centre, but they are so Ehsaan pharamosh (ungrateful) that no city of the two states figures in the list of 20 smart cities.
Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister

He said, before the election the BJP had promised to create 100 smart cities.

“But now we see it has come down to just 20, with none from either Bihar or UP.” Speaking at a function, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said, pooh poohed the idea of smart city and said he was in favour of “smart villages”.

Kumar said like Lalu, he too, during the election his 218 election rallies had spoken in favour of “smart villages”.

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Topics:  Narendra Modi   Nitish Kumar   Smart Cities 

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