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Bihar politicians are making irresponsible promises

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Business Standard Editorial Comment New Delhi
It is not unusual for politicians to make exaggerated promises at election time. But Tejashwi Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), who is also leading the Opposition alliance in the Bihar Assembly elections, has taken it to a level that can only be termed irresponsible. Mr Yadav has promised one million government jobs in the state, which is more than three times the current government employee strength of about 310,000. This was first mocked and later bettered by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which promised 1.9 million jobs, though all will not be in government. It is true that

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First Published: Oct 26 2020 | 11:36 PM IST

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