Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Mrityunjay Tiwari on Tuesday slammed the Bhartiya Janata Party for allegation of limiting the number of holidays for schools in Bihar during Hindu festivals and increasing it for Muslim festivals and said that BJP has become issueless, they are mixing poison in education and trying to spread hatred and enmity between peoples.
“Politics on an important subject like education should not be done through the prism of religion and quality education and improvement in education is continuously happening under Nitish Tejashwi’s government. Nitish-Tejashwi’s government is determined to provide quality education, but the holiday table that has been released is for the year 2024. In that, those people from the BJP who are against us are creating havoc. In this, the government has already made that arrangement under the Right to Education Act. BJP people are tweeting wrongly and defining it wrongly. The intention of the government is clear in this how to improve education and make the system efficient. If something wrong has happened, if holidays have been cut short or if any decision is taken, then the government will see and make changes to it,” said RJD leader Mrityunjay Tiwari.
“Arrangements for quality education are being made. It is important that so many teachers were appointed. BJP has become issueless, they are mixing poison in education and trying to spread hatred and enmity between peoples. BJP people have gone very low mentally, they should see the original letter, ” said Mrityunjay Tiwari.
JD-U leader Neeraj Kumar also said that the BJP should give an opinion after the clarification from the education ministry.
“The holidays of Shab-e-Barat have been reduced and there is no discussion over it…Maha Shivratri, Krishna Janmashtami, Basant Panchami, Holi and Dussehra holidays have been retained…The education department can only give an explanation as to why certain holidays were increased…Instead of looking at it through a political lens, BJP should give an opinion after the clarification from the education ministry,” Neeraj Kumar said.
Earlier, calling Nitish Kumar the “master of appeasement politics,” BJP leader Ashwini Choubey claimed that once again the anti-Hindu face of the JDU-RJD government has come to the fore, alleging that the Bihar government “hates Sanatan for vote bank.”
In a post on social media platform X, the veteran BJP leader said, “Once again, the anti-Hindu face of the uncle-nephew government came to the fore. On one hand, holidays for Muslim festivals are being extended in schools, while holidays for Hindu festivals are being abolished.”

“Shame on the government that hates Sanatan for the vote bank,” the post added.
Joining his colleague, BJP MP Sushil Modi said while speaking to ANI, “The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has shown an anti-Hindu face and taken a decision to hurt the sentiments of the Hindus…The holidays for Hindu festivals have been selectively slashed, while holidays for Muslim festivals have been increased.”
Minister of Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh claimed that Nitish Kumar has issued a “Tughlak farman” for the third time.
“The way Lalu Yadav and the Nitish government are attacking Hindus, in the future they will be known as Mohammad Nitish and Mohammad Lalu,” he said in a video message posted on his social media platform X.
No immediate reaction has been given by the ruling coalition government in Bihar.
As per reports, the Bihar education department on Monday issued the holiday calendar for 2024 and said the chart has been created to ensure at least 220 teaching days under the Right to Education.
Reports further said that the holiday calendar for the year 2024 has seen wholesale change, with the number of summer vacation days increasing from 20 to 30.
While the holidays for Hartalika Teej and Jitiya have been done away with, the education department has increased the holidays for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) to three days each, as per reports. (ANI)