Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has hit out at political rivals saying that his opponents were trying to politically assassinate him, by spreading false stories that his party was getting closer to the BJP. His support for the NDA government in the Centre has prompted several reactions, with many questioning his political motive.
Some said he was trying to keep his Grand Alliance partner RJD in check, while some said it was part of his twin track politics. As per one of his party colleagues, the support for demonetisation by Nitish Kumar shows when it comes to cleaning up governance, he would support any move.
The fact that his weight carries within the ruling grand alliance was evident yesterday with senior RJD leaders skipping the protest march in Patna and only small time leaders were part of the show. Even while Lalu Prasad Yadav did speak to Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressing his support, a ‘The Indian Express’ report has said.
The paper also quoted as saying that when Lalu’s son and state Deputy CM Tejashwi asked his father for advice after the call from a Congress leader, the later asked him to follow Nitish Kumar. Addressing party workers, the Bihar chief minister had said there have been baseless reports in media that about his meeting BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He added that just because his party was supporting demonetisation doesn’t mean that JD(U) was going closer to the BJP.