In his reaction to Janata Dal United supremo Nitish Kumar being sworn in as the Bihar Chief Minister again, within a few hours of breaking ties with the previous Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) and ensuring the fall of the government in which he was allied with Lalu Yadav led RJD and Congress party only to thereafter join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a new government, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to give his reaction. Clearly not happy with the turn of events, Tharoor highlighted the benefits of a Presidential form of government and then he proceeded to pan Nitish Kumar by saying, “This way, chatur pols rule’. His full tweet read: “I’ve been arguing for a presidential system of directly elected leaders at all levels. That way the winner rules. This way, chatur pols rule.”
Pointing out the shortcomings of the Indian political system, Tharoor tweeted, “Our system allows legislature to form executive, making it easy for parties to betray the wishes of the voters. BJP was rejected in election!” He added, “This is now the third time that BJP has formed a state government after losing an election. Goa, Manipur and Bihar show our democracy in poor light.”
In Manipur elections, Congress had become the single largest party with 28 seats while BJP trailed with 21. But with the support of four each MLAs of NPP and NPF, one MLA of LJP and one each lawmaker of Congress and Trinamool Congress who joined the saffron party, Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh won the floor test in the 60-member state Assembly after getting support from 33 lawmakers. In Goa also Congress emerged as the largest party with 17 seats while BJP won 13 seats. But regional parties like MGP’s and GFP’s combined six MLAs, three independents backed the BJP to form the government. Following this, Congress and its UPA allies on March 14 had strongly protested in the Lok Sabha. A belligerent Congress repeatedly sought to raise the issue, including during Question Hour, but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan did not give them permission, as per PTI.