February 6, 2023
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Tejashwi Yadav mentioned Chirag Paswan “must now decide” (File)

Patna:

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday prolonged an olive department to Chirag Paswan, urging the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief to rethink its alliance with the National Democratic Alliance led by the BJP which he mentioned swears by the RSS ideology as a substitute of the Constitution.

The Leader of the Opposition additionally accused the ruling JD(U) in Bihar of being the “mastermind” behind the cut up within the LJP, which has left Chirag Paswan cornered inside the occasion that was being headed by him until lately and based by his father Ram Vilas Paswan.

Mr Yadav, who was speaking to reporters on the Patna airport upon his return from Delhi, additionally sought to remind Chirag Paswan that in 2005 and 2010 related splits have been engineered by the JD(U) within the LJP whereas his father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad had “helped Ram Vilas Paswan get a Rajya Sabha berth after he lost his own Lok Sabha seat”.

“Chirag Paswan must now decide whom he wants to stand with – those abiding by the Bunch of Thoughts (the famous work by RSS ideologue MS Golwalkar) or those for whom the Constitution drafted by BR Ambedkar is supreme”, mentioned Mr Yadav.

When identified that the JD(U), managed by its chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, claimed that it knew “nothing” in regards to the disaster within the LJP which witnessed a revolt led by Chirag Paswan’s uncle and former state minister Pashupati Kumar Paras, Mr Yadav responded mordantly.

“Nitish Kumar never knows anything. Perhaps, he does not even read the papers. He must be unaware that in 27 out of 38 districts of Bihar, the price of petrol has crossed Rs 100 per litre”, Mr Yadav remarked.

When requested in regards to the ruling occasion’s criticism of his protracted absence from Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, who led the RJD to a powerful efficiency within the final meeting polls, asserted that he had been away to take care of his ailing father.

“The ruling dispensation must be aware that I am a beta (son) along with being a neta (leader). Moreover, what would I have been able to do for the people here when even those in power had been forbidden from venturing out”, Mr Yadav mentioned, in an indirect reference to a round issued by the state cupboard secretariat that requested ministers to chorus from endeavor excursions throughout the Covid-induced lockdown.

He additionally mentioned medical doctors attending to his father, one of the keenly-watched politicians of the state, have hinted that he would possibly be capable of come to Patna “very soon”.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, convicted in circumstances associated to the fodder rip-off, has been staying within the nationwide capital upon his launch from jail on bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court.

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