As Nitish Kumar dumped his best friend BJP to shape a brand new executive with Mahagathbandhan together with RJD in Bihar, former Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday wondered the trade of stance through the JD(U) chief whilst additionally accusing him of siding with “corruption and Congressism”.
Mr Prasad additionally requested if Mr Kumar’s politics which is round “non-Congressism”, has completed, including that it used to be the BJP that made him a large chief.
The remarks of the BJP chief got here hours prior to the swearing-in rite of Nitish Kumar because the Bihar Chief Minister for the eighth time.
However, RJD chief Manoj Jha referred to as the transfer a “ghar wapasi of 2017-2020 mandate”.
Speaking to ANI, Mr Prasad stated, “My query is, has Nitish Kumar long gone again to the laps of corruption as soon as once more? What he had stated in 2017, that there used to be a railway recruitment rip-off, mall rip-off in Patna, there used to be a rip-off within the promoting of a resort of railways that used to be bought in Ranchi, Sushil Modi had wondered it. Lalan Singh had raised questions too. There has been no reaction. Tejashwi stated that he would no longer solution and communicate to his legal professional. Nitish ji, have you were given the solution?”
“The 2nd query is, you (JDU) gained the Lok Sabha elections because of the wave of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his title. You had gained 2 seats in 2014, and gained 16 seats in 2019 because of our alliance as soon as once more. in 2020 Assembly elections, when PM Modi began the marketing campaign in complete swing, you gained 43 seats, the BJP gained just about double the seats, nonetheless, the Prime Minister introduced you because the Chief Minister,” he added.
The former minister stated that the folks will give a answer to transport of Mr Kumar within the 2024 Lok Sabha and 2025 Assembly polls in Bihar.
“You returned to BJP in 2017 because of corruption, and now you returned to Mahagathbandhan once more. What are you? Nitish Kumar has been a non-Congress chief. His politics is round non-Congressism. Is that completed? Compromise with corruption and non-Congressism! Nitish Kumar sided with corruption and Congressism. Congratulations. People will give a answer in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls,” he stated.
“I might say the BJP made Nitish Kumar a large chief on its shoulders. Atal ji made him Railway Minister, Chief Minister of Bihar, and a CM candidate in 2005 in spite of the opposition from the JDU leaders. Arun Singh had introduced that we might contest in conjunction with JDU within the 2024 and in 2025 Assembly elections underneath the management of Nitish Kumar. Since when used to be it being plotted?” Mr Prasad added.
Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar will probably be sworn in because the Chief Minister of Bihar these days at Raj Bhavan these days.
Seven events together with 164 MLAs in conjunction with impartial MLA in our Mahagathbandhan, says Nitish Kumar at a joint presser with RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav after assembly Bihar Governor on Tuesday.
Manoj Jha who’s an MP in Rajya Sabha stated that Bihar has given a “message”.
It’s no longer best a central authority that’ll take the oath, it is ‘ghar wapasi’ of 2017-2020 mandate. It’s essential, particularly in an technology the place BJP has made up our minds to mangle democratic values – that best they might stay. Bihar gave a message. It’s an oath of the folks of Bihar,” Mr Jha advised ANI.
Reacting to the go back of Nitish Kumar in alliance with Opposition events, RJD chief Shivanand Tiwari stated that it has came about for the primary time that considered one of BJP’s most powerful allies has pulled out.
“The complete nation is welcoming it. Everyone used to be frightened about the type of politics that the BJP used to be enjoying at. The BJP executive isn’t within the pastime of the country. They had been breaking the Opposition through misusing the ED, CBI. It has came about for the primary time that considered one of their most powerful allies have pulled out,” he stated.
The RJD chief, hitting again on the BJP over the allegations of betraying the mandate of the folks of Bihar, stated that the BJP has executed it essentially the most “within the historical past of democracy”.
“If there’s any celebration, which has insulted the folks’s mandate essentially the most within the historical past of democracy,” he stated.
Meanwhile, RJD National General Secretary Shyam Rajak stated that consciousness in opposition to PM Modi is spreading a few of the folks of the rustic.
“An setting has been created within the nation. The communal powers that had been looking to upward thrust had been defeated. Awareness in opposition to PM Modi is spreading a few of the folks of the rustic. Jungle raj is a phrase coined through the BJP, there’s no jungle raj,” he advised ANI.
“More than 10 lakh folks could be hired… There is a flicker of hope for the individuals who had been involved concerning the rising communalism,” Mr Rajak added.
Nitish Kumar ended his alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance and rejoined palms with RJD on an afternoon of swiftly converting political traits in Bihar.
According to a tweet through Mr Kumar’s new alliance spouse RJD, the swearing-in rite will probably be held at 2 pm at Raj Bhavan.
“The swearing-in rite of Honorable Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister will probably be held the next day to come at 2 pm at Raj Bhavan,” the celebration stated in a tweet from its reliable maintain.
While the RJD tweet didn’t point out any names, it’s broadly anticipated that Nitish Kumar will be the leader minister whilst Tejashwi Yadav would grow to be his deputy.
In an afternoon of fast moving political traits, Bihar’s leader minister Nitish Kumar two times met Governor Phagu Chauhan, first at hand over his resignation as NDA leader minister after which after being elected chief of the RJD-led ~CHECK~Mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) to stake a declare for the highest task within the state as soon as once more.
Mr Kumar stated he submitted an inventory of 164 MLAs to the governor who will come to a decision when the oath-taking can happen. The efficient energy of the state Assembly is 242 and the magic determine is 122.
Notably, it’ll be the 8th time when Nitish Kumar will probably be sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar.
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