New Bihar govt promises 2 million jobs on Independence day

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced 2 million employment opportunities, including 1 million government jobs in the state.

“We will do so much to create jobs and employment opportunities for the children of the state – in both government and outside – that if we succeed, we want to take the figure to 20 lakhs,” Kumar who severed ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party and joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Grand Alliance of seven parties on 9 August, said.

Nitish Kumar made the announcement during his Independence Day address at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan.

The announcement came two days after his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, had said that Bihar would soon become the state to provide the most number of government jobs in the country. Yadav had previously promised to provide 10 lakh government jobs to the citizens of Bihar.

Yadav described the announcement by the chief minister as historic.

“Many thanks to respected Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the historic announcement of arranging 10 lakh jobs and other 10 lakh jobs in Bihar according to the expectations and dreams of the unemployed and youth from Gandhi Maidan,” Yadav wrote in a tweet. “You and I will take Bihar on the path of development and progress. It’s an oath!”