Union Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi suspects 'conspiracy' behind bridge collapse in Bihar | Latest News India

Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said that the collapse of bridges in Bihar is worrisome, but there seems to be a conspiracy behind it to defame the government.

Jitan Ram Manjhi, founder of HAM (S) and Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

He said that the reason for the collapse of the bridges could be due to the poor material used for construction but everything was fine a fortnight ago and now it has started collapsing.

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I think there is a conspiracy behind this to defame the government. Two months ago, we did not see any bridge collapse in the state. Now, the bridges are constantly collapsing, and I suspect there is a conspiracy by a few people to defame the government,” said Manjhi.

He added that the government is determined to initiate an investigation against the engineers and contractors responsible for the construction of bridges in Bihar.

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In the last ten days, five bridges have collapsed in various districts of Bihar, including Arria, Siwan, East Champaran and Kishanganj districts. The latest bridge collapse was reported from the Beha Thane area of ​​Madhubani district, which lies in the extreme northern part of the state along the border with Nepal.

On June 26, a portion of a 13-year-old bridge collapsed in Bihar's Kishanganj, leaving 40,000 people in several villages cut off from the mainland. The bridge, 70 meters long and 12 meters wide, was built in 2011 under the Mukhya Mantrigram Sadak Yojana. 25 lakh, drowned due to flood waters of heavy rains.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav criticized the Nitish Kumar government after the fifth bridge collapsed on June 28.

Yadav shared a video on his X (formerly Twitter) account of the collapse of the bridge over the Bhutahi river between Madhubani and Spool, saying, “This is the 5th bridge collapse in Bihar within nine days. Madhubani-Spool. Did you find out why the bridge under construction has collapsed?

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