Strangely enough, Raghopur, in Bihar’s Vaishali district and a place related to Lalu Yadav’s family, has not secured the facility of a temporary pontoon bridge to cross the river, possibly the Ganges. The car, as was reported, is first loaded on the boat and then the vehicle reaches the other side. What a situation! The block still lacks basic development. It can not at all be let off if that very particular area is attached to the ex-CM of Bihar. The constituency was represented by Lalu Prasad in 1995 and 2000, and Rabri Devi in 2005.
We are all so sharp to grin and turn out the peculiar negligence but accept it as actually such. It’s just neglect towards the assembly constituencies in the state.
Apart from the family name, Tejashwi, who is hoping to expand the RJD’s appeal beyond caste to development, is counting on the goodwill arising out of a project to build a 9.6-km bridge between Kachchi Dargah (Patna) and Bidupur (Hajipur). Work on it began in the year 2015 when Tejashwi was the deputy CM and held the Road Construction portfolio. The bridge is a godsend for an area where people have long got by on boats or a temporary pontoon bridge. “I take the boat to go to Patna to sell milk. Hundreds of vegetable sellers do the same,” says a man, adding that the few in Raghopur who own four-wheelers also have to often load them onto boats.