Patna, July 31: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressed the media for the first time after joining hands with the BJP and revealed why he called off mahagathbandhan.
Kumar said there was no option left than to break the grand alliance as things were getting difficult for him after corruption charges were levelled against RJD leaders, including Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi.
“I kept tolerating everything, including RJD Chief Lalu Yadav, to ensure that Mahagathbandhan remained in tact later i ran out of patience and didn’t have any other option left,” he said.
Kumar stated that he talked to RJD leaders several times to come clean on the corruption charges levelled against them and clarify in the public, but it didn’t happen.
He said before resigning i spoke to Lalu Prasad Yadav and CP Joshi, adding after that i went to governor and the BJP’s proposal came.
Speaking on 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Kumar said that nobody can beat Narendra Modi in upcoming polls, adding there’s no challenge to PM’s stature in the contemporary political scenario.
Not only this RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and other leaders also demanded for new elections.
On other hand, Tejashwi Yadav speaking in Bihar assembly against Nitish Kumar trust vote said every thing was pre planned adding that if CM had asked me to resign I would have done it immediately and he even refused to draft my explanation for which I was asked to do in public domain.
However, despite of breaking the mahagathbandhan Kumar could also go for fresh election or may asked Tejashwi to resign but this didn’t happend.
With all this, it is speculated that Kumar was scared of fresh elections which led to break off the 20-months-old grand alliance and join hands with the old friend BJP.
Last week Nitish Kumar had taken oath as chief minister with support from the BJP, within a span of 24 hours after resigning from the post and quitting the grand alliance comprising JD(U), RJD and the Congress.