Congress reaches out to Nitish Kumar as questions linger over Bihar grand alliance
At a time when questions are being asked about the longevity of the “great alliance” in Bihar, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have advanced rapidly in the past two days to join the prime minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. This is despite criticism of Nitish Kumar by top congressional leaders.
Congressman Kumar by telephone Wednesday morning and thanked him for Janata Dal (states) or JD (U) support for the common opposition candidate to the vice presidential election. Kumar heads the JD (T).
According to JD (T) sources, Rahul Gandhi also phoned Bihar CM Tuesday night after the meeting of the 18 opposition parties have decided to appeal to former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi as a candidate for vice president.
Congress vice president also proposed Kumar to comply. Kumar will be in New Delhi on July 22 and 23 to attend the national executive meeting of his party and is likely to meet with opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi.
In New Delhi, Congress and JD (T) leaders also tried to rule out speculation that the JD (U) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance in Bihar was on the verge after Kumar and his party have asked Son of chief Lalu Prasad RJD MP and Bihar CM Tejaswi Yadav, to protect himself from corruption charges against him and expose his case to the public.
Tejaswi Yadav calls the corruption case against him “Farzi (false)” and shouted “political revenge”.
The JD (T), however, is not satisfied with the response and said “expected more” RJD Scion young.
“I did not even have a mustache in 2004. How can a child of 13 to 14 do all this?” The CBI FIR is the Farzi (false) and part of political revenge BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party ) President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a conspiracy against me and family members for political reasons, “Tejaswi told reporters after leaving a cabinet meeting.
The young RJD leader also highlighted his achievements as a minister in the state and has insisted that he still practices a policy of “zero tolerance for corruption.” Yadav has responsibility for road construction, building construction and well-being delayed and extremely late castes in the Nitish cabinet.
“No one can join hands in my mandate as a minister in [the state]. During my tenure, the maximum number of roads was built.
I have done nothing wrong to provide accountability. From the first day I took office, I joined zero tolerance for corruption. Because of my work for the weakest and most disadvantaged sections of society, I am focused, “said the deputy CM.
He also added that the great alliance will remain intact in Bihar. “They (BJP) are trying to break, but they do not succeed.” Mahagathbandhan remain intact, “he added.
However, its leader Nitish Kumar was not surprised when the young boss’s explanations. His party, the JD (T) has made it clear that he expects “more”.
“At most, it was a political response,” said party spokesman, Neeraj Kumar, a standard business. “The CBI filed a personal FIR from him. We therefore hope he has a timely response.”
“We want to respect the dharma of the coalition to the last breath. We do not compromise throughout our policy of zero tolerance for corruption.” Woh nahi Bhasha, bhaw by Dhayan de (meaning must be understood, we do not just read lines) Top leader JD (U).
The CM had also given a cold Tejaswi deal during the cabinet meeting, which lasted about half an hour. It was the first time Tejaswi met Nitish Kumar after CBI raid on his Patna house on Friday.