Bihar President Vijay Kumar Sinha, who is facing a no-confidence motion by the members of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led ‘Mahagathbandhan’, delivered an emotional speech at a function in the Assembly premises on the occasion of Independence Day on Monday. Sinha, a senior BJP leader who had shown reluctance to resign and is likely to opt out of voting on August 24, read from a written text that sounded like a genuine farewell speech.
In his seven-page speech, Sinha made several references to the twenty months he has been in office and his efforts to make the legislative process more vibrant. I tried my best to be impartial by rising above party sentiments and this also led to allegations of being too liberal towards the opposition, he said sarcastically.
The reference, apparently, was to an untoward incident earlier this year, when the Chief Minister blew the fuse on the floor of the House for repeatedly allowing discussion on the issue of violation of prohibition despite being a matter of inquiry. . , The RJD, which now shares power with Kumar’s JD(U) but was in the opposition at the time, stalled the House for a few days over the insult of the Speaker.
In his speech, Sinha counted among his achievements the centenary celebrations of the Vidhan Sabha building, which was attended by the then President Ram Nath Kovind and the Prime Minister last year. Narendra Modi last month. Sinha, who had previously served as a minister in Nitish Kumar’s cabinet, ended on a poetic note by quoting a famous shloka of the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which in a rough translation means that we should aim Don’t forget to forget. Looking at the present, do not forget the future, come, light the lamp.