Patna | Jagran News Desk: In a scathing attack at his former political mentor, election strategist and Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) founder Prashant Kishor on Monday blamed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the state's handling of the coronavirus lockdown.

In a video tweeted on Monday, Kishor blamed Kumar for failing to protect people from the coronavirus outbreak as poor migrants are suffering many 'hardships' across the state. 

"Another frightening picture of the government's efforts to save people from the corona infection. This arrangement of Nitish Kumar for social distancing and quarantine of the poor people reaching Bihar from many parts of the country after facing heavy difficulties is heart-rending. Nitish must quit," he tweeted with the hashtag #NitishMustQuit. 

In the video that he tagged in his tweet, a group of people locked inside a facility with one of them crying while sharing his troubles.

A 21-day nationwide lockdown was imposed by the government to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Following which migrant workers started returning to their villages. 

With migrant workers arriving in Bihar, their home state, to be with their families and escape the hardship caused by the ongoing lockdown, the state government has set up quarantine facilities for them.

There have been reports that the government was forced to allow many of them to head to their respective villages due to their large numbers and the anger against any attempt to prevent their onward journey.

Kishor has been targeting the BJP-led Union government and the Bihar dispensation as well over their measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. He had recently alleged that the ongoing 21-day lockdown was botched-up.

Once seen by many as the second-most powerful person in the Nitish Kumar-headed JD(U), Kishor was expelled from the party earlier this year for his frequent criticism of the Bihar chief minister over the latter's support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma