Nitish Kumar should thank the Shiv Sena if he retains the publish of Bihar Chief Minister regardless of his JDU profitable fewer seats than the BJP, Sanjay Raut mentioned Tuesday night in a swipe at his get together’s former ally. Mr Raut mentioned Mr Kumar ought to take note of what occurred in Maharashtra in October final 12 months and mentioned his get together had proven what occurs when alliance companions don’t hold their promise.
He was referring to the dramatic occasions that adopted final 12 months’s Meeting elections in Maharashtra, when the BJP and Shiv Sena fell out (spectacularly) after disagreements over power-sharing. The 2 contested the polls collectively and swept to victory, however the Sena later alleged that the BJP was refusing to honour its pre-poll promise of rotating the chief minister’s publish.
“I’ve heard BJP leaders saying that solely Nitish babu will likely be Chief Minister. Nitish babu ought to thank Shiv Sena for this. Not holding guarantees is not going to occur in Bihar as a result of the Shiv Sena has proven what can occur if phrase will not be saved,” Mr Raut mentioned.
“Therefore, if Nitish Kumar turns into Bihar Chief Minister, regardless of profitable fewer seats (as in comparison with the BJP), he ought to thank the Shiv Sena,” he added.
Traits at 7.30 PM confirmed the BJP-led NDA marginally forward of the opposition mahagathbandan, which is led by Tejashwi Yadav and the RJD. The NDA is main in 120 seats, whereas the opposition alliance is forward in 115. The bulk mark within the 243-member Meeting is 122.
Nitish Kumar’s JDU is, nevertheless, struggling. Confronted with a powerful anti-incumbency wave, the Chief Minister’s get together is simply forward in 39 seats. The BJP, in contrast, is forward in 73 and is ready, for the primary time, to be the large brother in its alliance with the JDU.
Mr Raut’s swipe was in reference to the truth that the BJP has repeatedly confused that Nitish Kumar will stay Chief Minister ought to their alliance win the election.
Some studies say this promise will likely be met and Mr Kumar will stay Chief Minister no matter his get together’s or the BJP’s efficiency. Others, although, say that some BJP leaders really feel Mr Kumar in no place to name the pictures, notably given the JDU’s weak exhibiting.
The JDU, although, has made it clear – the BJP had given its phrase. The get together additionally identified that with out it, the BJP couldn’t hope to get a majority in Bihar.
Mr Raut additionally praised opposition chief Tejashwi Yadav, who’s the mahagathbandan‘s chief ministerial candidate and has, within the absence of notable assist from the Congress, been lively in campaigning.
Mr Yadav has exhibited “combating spirit” regardless of contesting the election in a “hostile” scenario, Sanjay Raut mentioned, including that polls had named him “man of the match”.
“The younger chief fought towards the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister and Union Ministers in such a hostile scenario on their own and revolved the marketing campaign round himself. The nation and Bihar have gotten such a face in politics on whom we will rely,” he mentioned.
Exit polls had given the opposition alliance victory within the Bihar election, however exit polls typically get it unsuitable. Nonetheless, polls additionally confirmed that Mr Yadav was the popular chief ministerial candidate of the folks of Bihar.
With enter from PTI