New Delhi, June 7: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Shyam Rajak on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of doing injustice.
“It would not be wrong to say that injustice has been done against us. We had asked for Special Status for Bihar. We would like to tell the BJP to take this issue seriously,” ANI quoted Rajak as saying.
“The JD(U) is not only a part of the alliance, it is loyal towards its cause. But the signs do not look good, recently the TDP and the Shiv Sena broke with the alliance, problems are emerging in other parties like the PDP as well. It is the BJP’s responsibility to keep everyone happy and keep the alliance intact,” he added.
Stressing on the key role of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party in the state, the JDU leader threatened the BJP that his party will not let them use Nitish’s image if their demands were not fulfilled.
“Nitish Kumar and the JD(U) play a major role in Bihar. We had contested the election on 25 seats. They’ll have to give us 25 seats, no question of any lesser number of seats. If NDA wants to be benefited by Nitish Kumar’s image, they’ll have to do justice to JD(U) and him,” he said.
Highlighting the lack of Dalit representation in the Supreme Court and various High Courts, Rajak stated “There is reservation in the Judiciary in Bihar. Why can’t it be done for Supreme Court and High Court?
He alleged that it raises suspicions on BJP’s intentions.
The JDU leader further said, “If they’re dedicated towards Ambedkar and Dalits, they must do justice with Dalits and Bihar and give us respectable partnership to prove it’s a strong alliance”.
Prior to this, JD(U) spokesperson Ajay Alok announced Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the face of the NDA in Bihar. He also clarified that there is no confusion in the party regarding seat sharing and that the JD(U) had always contested on 25 seats.
However, earlier Sushil Modi had cleared the air of any tussle between the two parties, saying that votes in 2019 will be taken on the basis of PM (Narendra) Modi’s name and Nitish Kumar’s work.