Nitish Kumar Dealing With Lalu Yadav the Way he Dealt With BJP in - News18
Bihar Polls: RJD's Lalu Prasad Yadav & JD(U)'s Nitish Kumar come together. But is the relationship real? ET Bureau|. Updated: Sep 09, How Lalu Prasad Yadav pushed Nitish Kumar towards Narendra Modi in Nitish Kumar shared an uncomfortable relation with Lalu Prasad Yadav in the . Nitish Kumar admitted that he raised the issue with the Congress. The rivalry between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar is known to one and all . When Lalu Prasad Yadav became chief minister of Bihar in.
Your father has been convicted; you, too, are named in the CBI charge-sheet in the railway hotel scam case. How do you respond to this image problem with your party? Who can be more casteist than the BJP? It is the most Brahmin-dominated organisation.
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It is anti-women, too. Why is it that when the BJP uses caste to win elections you call it social engineering, and when we do, you call it casteist? Has a woman ever led the RSS?
They use women to wash their feet. As far as the corruption cases [are concerned], let them send me to jail if they dare. These cases relate to a time when I did not even have a moustache. Whatever has to happen, will happen; I am ready to face it.Why does Nitish Kumar avoid meeting Lalu Yadav in public view?
That does not mean I will sit at home and stop fighting. Is only the opposition corrupt? Who will believe that? If anyone speaks against Narendra Modi or Amit Shah, a case will be slapped on them. This negative politics that the BJP has started will return to haunt them, too.
Nitish Kumar has been making some critical noises about the Modi government recently. See, chacha Nitish is paltu chacha [someone who keeps changing sides]. He has betrayed everyone he has known.
He betrayed my father, Sharad Yadav and even Narendra Modi. Remember how he literally snatched the plate from Modi. You mean when Modi was Gujarat chief minister, and Nitish Kumar cancelled the meal he was to host for him? Paltu chacha only cares about himself and becoming chief minister.
We can never be in alliance with him again.
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If we were to do business with Nitish again, the people of Bihar would call us paltu, too. I cannot even think of working with him again.
Now everybody, including Nitish, feels that Modi wave has not waned. But he knows how to manoeuvre in the political arena. The BJP is ready to embrace Nitish once again. We are with him. Hinting political realignment, he sarcastically said that the Congress-led opposition parties are preparing a strategy of their defeat in general elections and he would not side with them.
In rhetoric, he is the same old Nitish who accused the BJP of acting against the principles of coalition back then. This time around, the RJD will be at the receiving end. Like inNitish himself does not want to break the alliance but has certainly shown his intent. Shahabuddin called Nitish Kumar a "Chief Minister of circumstances". But, Lalu Prasad Yadav remained silent. In between came reports that Lalu Prasad Yadav was directly talking to senior officials in Bihar.
Lalu Prasad was also reported to have held meetings of senior officials at his residence on behalf of his son and the then Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.
Nitish had objected to this kind of 'interference' in government. But, many believe that Lalu Prasad still dialed senior officials of Bihar government and passed on instructions. In September, when the Indian Army conducted surgical strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Nitish Kumar came out in open support of the Narendra Modi government even though Opposition parties like the Congress and the AAP indirectly sought proof of the same.
In NovemberNitish Kumar broke ranks with the Opposition to support demonetisation calling it a good step against black money.
I cannot even think of working with Nitish Kumar again
Nitish and Modi showered lavish praise on each other and were seen sharing a few laughs together. All this while, the RJD and occasionally the Congress kept attacking Nitish Kumar, who had reportedly been conveying his anguish over the manner Lalu Prasad was treating him in the alliance. When corruption charges were slapped against Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish wanted to salvage his image and wished his deputy should put in his papers.
Nitish's image had already taken a beating in Bihar after his association with Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was convicted in a case of corruption. Nitish Kumar saw a solution in the resignation of Tejashwi Yadav.