After a political rift that resulted in a high-stakes drama, Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar and the Supreme Leader of the JDU, declared on Friday that his party will never ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again and that it will instead collaborate with samajwadis, also known as socialists, to improve the state of Bihar. Kumar, who joined forces with the saffron party in 2019, has been attacking their previous coalition partner ever since the two parties severed ties. He has accused the BJP of working to sow discord inside the Mahagatbandhan government that is currently in power in the state of Bihar.
“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is just interested in sowing discord throughout society; it has nothing to do with the advancement of the nation. In the entirety of my life, I do not intend to ever form an alliance with the BJP. I shall continue to work with the Samajwadis (also known as socialists) and move the country and Bihar forward together “as said by the Chief Minister.
The veteran member of the JDU brought up the patriarchs of the BJP, such as Atal Behari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani, and Murli Manohar Joshi, and stated that the current leadership of the party is riddled with arrogance.
“They have forgotten that when Atal Bihari Vajpayee became Prime Minister in 1998, it was me that he picked to make his Union Minister then. This is something that the BJP has forgotten,” said the Union Minister. I am responsible for three different ministries. Both Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi contributed to the nation’s progress during their careers. Those people who are currently seated in the Center have nothing to do with the recent development. They have a superiority complex, the JDU leader went on to say.
Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, lashed out at Kumar earlier this week for the political turmoil in Bihar. He branded Kumar a power-hungry guy who rose to prominence via the JP movement but neglected the heritage of Jayprakash Narayan.
Shah claimed that Kumar rose to prominence as a result of the JP movement, which operated in opposition to the Congress government. However, Kumar then embraced the Congress party in order to ensure the party’s continued rule.
“I ask the people of Bihar this question: leaders who gained heights via the JP movement are sitting in the lap of Congress for power; are you with them?” according to the Home Minister.