Vaishali, June 22: Locals in Harivanshpur village of Bihar’s Vaishali district have put up banners and stuck posters on their cattle, to find Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Local MLA of the area. The posters were put up as none of them visited the village even after the death of seven children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The locals announced a reward of Rs 15,000 for the one, who finds Union Minister Paswan. Encephalitis Outbreak in Bihar: Odisha Orders Litchi Test to Check Toxic Contents After AES Kills Over 108.
The locals also announced Rs 5,000 for the one who finds the local MLA. The posters read, “Seven children died here. But no MP or MLA has come.” Over 130 children have lost their lives in the state due to AES. Tejashwi Yadav 'Missing' Posters Seen in Bihar, Reward of Rs 5,100 Announced For Person Who Finds Him.
Locals of Vaishali district put up posters against Ram Vilas Paswan:
Bihar: Locals in Vaishali dist's Harivanshpur village put up banners&stick posters on their cattle, announcing reward of Rs 15,000 for the one who finds Union Min Ram Vilas Paswan & Rs 5000 for the one who finds the local MLA. Say, "7 children died here.But no MP or MLA has come" pic.twitter.com/pP2M0q1obB
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Meanwhile, in Patna members of Jan Adhikar Chhatra Parishad polished shoes to collect money for children affected due to AES on Friday. ."Crores are being spent on Yoga day celebrations across the country. On the other hand, there is no sufficient number of beds, medicine, electricity or proper infrastructure facilities in the state-run hospital in Muzaffarpur." Manish Yadav, Vice President of Jan Adhikar Chhatra Parishad, told ANI. Instead of addressing the issue, politicians are busy branding themselves, he added.
Last week, Bihar Health minister faced flak after a video went viral in which he inquired about the India-Pakistan World Cup match score during a press meeting held by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. In the video, Pandey can be seen sitting with Harsh Vardhan and MoS Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey.