LJP chief Chirag Paswan, who ran a fierce marketing campaign towards Nitish Kumar within the not too long ago concluded Bihar election, supplied his congratulations to the JDU chief this night, minutes after he was sworn in as Chief Minister for a sixth time.
The “congratulations”, although, was instantly adopted by swipes on the veteran politician, with Mr Paswan indicating Nitish Kumar must thank the BJP for “making (you) the Chief Minister”.
“Congratulations to Nitish Kumarji for turning into Chief Minister once more. I hope the federal government will full its tenure and you’ll proceed to be the Chief Minister of the NDA,” Chirag Paswan wrote in his first tweet.
“Made by 4 lakh Biharis, I’m sending the imaginative and prescient doc (the LJP’s election manifesto – Bihar First, Bihari First) to you… no matter work you may full from it, do it. Congratulations as soon as once more on turning into Chief Minister and (to) the BJP for making you Chief Minister,” he added.
Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar on Monday night, 5 days after the JDU-BJP alliance scored a slim win in state elections. The BJP secured 74 seats within the 243-member Meeting, relegating Mr Kumar’s JDU – which gained solely 43 – to second place within the alliance.
The NDA, total, secured 125 seats, thereby crossing the bulk mark by simply three.
The win (and reversal of fortunes – in 2015 the JDU gained 71 and the BJP 53) meant Nitish Kumar’s ambition of returning as Chief Minister was within the arms of the BJP.
Though the BJP repeatedly mentioned, throughout campaigning, that Mr Kumar could be Chief Minister if the NDA gained, the shift in energy led to hypothesis the JDU boss may be relegated, and even dropped.
On Sunday, although, the newly-elected NDA legislators of Bihar met to formally identify Nitish Kumar as their chief and Chief Minister. Mr Kumar had advised the media final week that the NDA will take a name on the Chief Ministerial candidate — a press release seen as a sign of nervousness.
He additionally ranted over the BJP’s dealing with of Chirag Paswan, who regardless of being an NDA ally, had contested solo declaring that he wished a “Nitish-Mukt (Nitish-free) Bihar”.
The BJP had earlier denied claims it had a pre-poll take care of the LJP to just do what it did – drastically scale back Nitish Kumar’s affect and place within the NDA.
One huge issue within the JDU’s downturn in fortunes is believed to be Chirag Paswan and his Lok Janshakti Occasion (LJP), which fielded candidates towards the Chief Minister’s get together in each seat and wound up consuming into the JDU vote share.
The LJP might have gained simply the one seat (Matihani, the place Raj Kumar Singh secured 333 votes greater than Narendra Singh of the JDU) however secured 5.66 per cent of the whole vote share. The BJP, which emerged because the senior member within the NDA, secured 19.46 per cent, and the JDU 15.39 per cent.