In a veiled attack on opposition RJD, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said youth, these days, enter politics by virtue of their family background to "serve their own interests".
Addressing a congregation organized by the students' wing of Janata Dal (United), of which he is the national president, Kumar yesterday urged the youth to enter politics for "seva" (service) and not "meva" (pelf).
Politics for gains
Kumar had charged Lalu of 'pursuing politics for personal gains'
"Mahatma Gandhi had spoken about seven social sins, one of which was politics without principles... You people are future of the nation and therefore need to keep Bapu's lesson in mind. Politics should be done for seva, not meva," Kumar said.
On several occasions in past, Kumar had charged RJD President Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Yadav of "pursuing politics for personal gains".
Kumar termed RJD as 'family political asset'
Kumar also termed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party a "family political asset".
"There has been deterioration in the quality of public discourse as people enter politics not by virtue of their aptitude but family backgrounds. They end up serving their own interests instead of serving the society and the country," Kumar said without mentioning any party or leader by name.
Kumar says he would continue his fight to eradicate dowry
67-year-old Kumar also spoke about efforts made by his government for improving the standards of education.
He announced that "Pataliputra School of Economics", inspired by London School of Economics, would be set up at the Aryabhatta Knowledge University in Patna.
Kumar also assured the youth that he would continue his fight to eradicate social evils of child marriage and dowry from the society.