Patna, Oct 28 (UNI) Railway Minister Lalu Prasad today rubbished allegations of the RJD misusing the Railways for the Chetavni Rally and disclosed that the trains were hired for Rs two crore, generously donated by the people.
Addressing the rally at the historical Gandhi Maidan here, the RJD supremo said railway property had not been misused as the party had paid Rs two crore to the Railways for hiring 35 special trains.
Mr Prasad claimed that due to the dilapidated condition of the roads of Bihar, the party had no option but to transport the rallyists by trains.
He alleged that all roads of the state were in shambles and the people would have faced difficulties in reaching here to attend the rally.
He said the NDA government, led by Nitish Kumar, had painted a rosy picture before the people and tried to allure them with tall claims of transforming Patna into a place like Paris and Singapore.
''Even a single road of Patna or the entire state is not worth walking. Therefore, the RJD has been forced to use train services for the rally,'' he said.