Calling his demand to rename Bakhtiyarpur “nonsense”, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday slammed BJP MLA Hari Bhushan Thakur Bachol. Bakhtiyarpur is a metropolis positioned about 50 km from the state capital Patna. “It’s sheer nonsense. Bakhtiyarpur is my birthplace, who will change its title? Folks hold speaking such nonsense about Bakhtiyarpur. That was the rationale that Nalanda College in late 12 century went from our management,” stated Kumar, after winding up his public interplay programme ‘Janata Ke Darbaar Mein Mukhyamantri’.
He made the comment in reply to a query from journalists who sought his views on the BJP MLA’s demand to rename Bakhtiyarpur as ‘Nitish Nagar’. Bachol just lately informed the media in Patna that Bakhtiyarpur must be renamed as ‘Nitish Nagar’. “Since Bakhtiyarpur is the birthplace of the CM, it should be renamed as ‘Nitish Nagar’. Bakhtiyarpur is known as after Bakhtiyar Khilji – the army basic of Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak – who destroyed the famed Nalanda College. Khilji was a robber, due to this fact, title of the town should be modified,” stated the BJP MLA.
Nitish additionally stated, “There isn’t a query of fixing the title, it’s all nonsense. A person born in the identical Bakhtiyarpur is right here, who’s constructing Nalanda College,” stated the CM.
Earlier, union minister Giriraj Singh had additionally demanded Bakhtiyarpur be renamed. He demanded that Bakhtiyarpur and different cities and cities in Bihar named after Muslim invaders be rechristened, as is being executed within the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. Giriraj is a Lok Sabha member from Bihar’s Nawada constituency, representing the BJP.