Tejashwi Yadav, the former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister has called his former ally Nitish Kumar a “Chief Minister who was already a tired man.”
“It seems we made a tired CM (Nitish Kumar) work. The game is not over yet,” Tejashwi Yadav, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, told reporters today.
Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), or JD(U), has reforged a new alliance with the Hindu nationalist BJP and formed government with the support of BJP MLAs. He took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the ninth time. He took oath amid the chants of Jai Shri Ram, a Hindutva war cry.
“Game has just started, it is not over yet,” Yadav said.
“What I say, I do… I can give you in writing that the JD(U) will be finished in 2024. The public is with us,” the outgoing Deputy Chief Minister said.
“I want to thank the BJP that it got ready to induct his party in their alliance,” he added.
“Why should we not take credit for the work we have done? The Chief Minister who used to say that it is impossible to give jobs, we gave jobs and showed that it is possible. We brought new policies in tourism, IT, and sports,” Tejashwi Yadav said while giving credit to the Mahagathbandhan, or the Grand Alliance, for the development that Bihar had seen in the past 17 months.
“The work that was done in 17 months could not be done in 17 years. We did historic work in the 17 months,” he added.