Nitish Kumar will bow earlier than Tejashwi Yadav, the opposition alliance’s chief ministerial candidate, as soon as Bihar election outcomes are declared on November 10, the LJP’s Chirag Paswan mentioned Thursday, hitting out on the Chief Minister over his “greed for energy” and need to stay within the high submit.
“The identical Prime Minister whom you (Nitish Kumar) had been by no means bored with arguing with or criticising… at this time you might be blissful to share a stage with him and bow earlier than him as he asks for votes for you? This exhibits your greed for energy and the chief minister’s submit. After November 10 you’ll be bowing earlier than Tejashwi Yadav,” Chirag Paswan was quoted by information company ANI.
The feedback come because the opposition sharpens its claws forward of the third and ultimate section of polling, which is scheduled for Saturday. Outcomes for the three-phase election are due Tuesday.
In his remark, Mr Paswan was referring to ideological contradictions between Nitish Kumar and the BJP authorities on the centre on issues such because the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) and the Article 370. Nitish Kumar initially opposed the latter earlier than providing his authorities’s assist and, yesterday, hit out at feedback by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the CAA.
This isn’t the primary time Mr Paswan has prompt Nitish Kumar’s JDU could also be ready to interrupt ties with the BJP and re-ally with Lalu Yadav’s RJD – three years after ditching them to re-join the BJP and NDA – as a way to stay in energy.
On October 28, as Bihar voted within the first section, he tweeted: “He (Nitish Kumar) has achieved preparations to go away the BJP and go along with the RJD after the elections.”
Right this moment Mr Paswan additionally criticised the Chief Minister for his “weak point” and failure to make sure improvement for Bihar, regardless of holding energy for 15 years and ruling with the centre as an ally – a remark seen as a reference to the “double engine authorities” mannequin touted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his marketing campaign speeches as an assured gateway to progress for the state.
“You’re the weakest Chief Minister. You may’t any work achieved by yourself… can not guarantee improvement within the state. Solely have excuses that this the centre will see or this another person will see… if everybody else will do the work then what are you in that chair for?” Mr Paswan requested.
The LJP chief, who criticised Nitish Kumar for looking for votes based mostly on work achieved by the BJP and never his occasion, broke ranks with the ruling JDU-BJP alliance forward of this election and is contesting the polls independently.
Mr Paswan – who has focused Nitish Kumar to some extent that cracks within the Chief Minister’s already fragile relationship with the BJP have begun to widen – insists his occasion stays a member of the BJP-led NDA on the centre.
Chirag Paswan, who has made no secret of his chief ministerial ambition, is hoping his techniques web the LJP sufficient seats to emerge as a substitute path to energy for the BJP because it appears to retain energy in Bihar, the place Nitish Kumar faces a powerful anti-incumbency wave after 15 years in cost.
On Tuesday, after casting his vote within the second section of polling, Mr Paswan mentioned he “may give (it) in writing” that Nitish Kumar won’t ever once more be Chief Minister. The LJP chief performed down his function in authorities formation, claiming that his solely curiosity was “Bihar first, Bihari first” – a reference to his occasion’s manifesto for this election.
“You may get me to present you in writing that Nitish Kumar won’t ever once more be the Chief Minister after November 10. I’ll haven’t any function to play, I would like ‘Bihar first, Bihari first’…” he instructed ANI.
With enter from ANI