Day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to part ways with the Grand Alliance to form the government with BJP in the state, several Opposition parties have slammed his decision of join hands with the saffron party. Taking a dig at Nitish Kumar today, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav used a popular Bollywood song to make a comment. He tweeted, ” Na Na Karte pyaar tumhi se kar baithe, karna tha inkaar, magar ikraar tumhi se kar baithe”. Earlier Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi slammed the Bihar chief minister, saying he had joined the communal forces to pursue “personal” politics, ANI said.
“A mandate was given to Nitish ji for the anti-communal fight, but now he has joined hands with them for his personal politics. If I tell you the truth, we knew about this planning for the past three to four months. For one’s self-interest, people can do anything, there is no credibility, no rules,” he was quoted as saying by the news agency.
Criticism by the Congress vice president had come minutes after Nitish Kumar took oath as the chief minister for the sixth time. Along with him, BJP leader Sushil Modi was sworn in as deputy chief minister.
In the meantime, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had to cancel its protest march to Raj Bhavan to oppose Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in ceremony due to prohibitory orders imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The section gives power to a magistrate not to allow an assembly of more than four people in an area. As per sections 141-149 of the (IPC), the maximum punishment id found to be part of rioting is rigorous imprisonment for 3 years and/or fine, ANI added.