“The chacha-bhatija (uncle-nephew) government is back, and we will take Bihar to newer heights,” Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav — set to be Nitish Kumar’s deputy again— said, calling Nitish Kumar “the most experienced CM in the country.”
“The BJP only knows how to divide people on communal lines,” Yadav said.
Yadav was speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Governor today.
Nitish Kumar met the Governor, accompanied by Tejashwi Yadav and other Opposition leaders, to state that they should be invited to form the next government based on their combined strength after Kumar today resigned as Chief Minister of the government which consisted of his party, the Janata Dal United or JDU, and the BJP.
“Look at what it does to allies. It tries to finish them off. Look at Punjab, or Maharashtra. And they were trying to do that in Bihar too.”
Speaking to reporters Yadav underlined that his father Lalu Prasad Yadav, as chief minister, had arrested BJP’s LK Advani and stopped his ‘Rath Yatra’ during the Ayodhya-Ram Temple movement.
Tejashwi Yadav said BJP chief JP Nadda, during a recent Patna visit, spoke of “finishing off regional parties”.
“How can he say such a thing in Bihar, the motherland of democracy? He wants to finish off all Opposition, which means finishing off democracy,” said Yadav.
“All of us wanted the BJP’s agenda shouldn’t be implemented in Bihar,” Yadav said.
The RJD leader also cited price rise, unemployment and the Chinese aggression on the border as well.
“They (BJP’s Union government) have failed on all fronts. That’s the feeling across the country,” he said.