“I’d Rather Die Than Tie Up With BJP Again,” Says Nitish Kumar
Nitish Kumar as we speak mentioned he would “rather die” than return to an alliance with the BJP and accused the ruling get together of launching instances in opposition to his deputy Tejashwi Yadav “deliberately, without basis”.
The Bihar Chief Minister was responding to BJP leaders accusing him of “abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trust” whereas rejecting hypothesis of a reunion, as soon as once more.
“The question does not arise. I’d rather die than tie up with them,” he advised reporters, Tejashwi Yadav standing subsequent to him.
The Chief Minister and Janata Dal United chief mentioned his resolution to revive his alliance with the BJP, following corruption instances in opposition to Tejashwi Yadav and his father Lalu Yadav, was a “mistake”.
“Listen carefully. They (BJP) went through so much effort. They slapped cases against Tejashwi and his father to get me on board. Now again, they are trying to get after them. These people keep doing such things,” Nitish Kumar mentioned.
The Chief Minister scoffed on the BJP’s declare that it will win 36 out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar within the nationwide election subsequent 12 months. He sought to “remind” the BJP that after they have been allies it used to get the votes of all his supporters, together with Muslims, who’ve at all times been “wary” of the BJP’s Hindutva ideology.
Mr Kumar’s feedback come after BJP leaders mentioned there’s “no question” of partnering once more with an “unpopular” Chief Minister.
“We have sought to stamp out rumours among our party cadre about such a realignment. Of course, the CM has the proclivity to oscillate like a pendulum. But we are not going to be cheated by him again,” mentioned BJP’s Bihar chief Sanjay Jaiswal.
“Nitish Kumar has grown hugely unpopular. It was his unpopularity that had caused his JDU to do badly in the assembly polls of 2020 when we did much better. Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed magnanimity in deciding to stick to the promise made before elections and Nitish Kumar, the habitual betrayer that he is, abused the PM’s trust,” he mentioned.
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