Nitish Greedy For Power, Says Lalu
Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has criticised his JD (U) counterpart Nitish Kumar for joining hands with the BJP even as key Opposition leaders, like Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and others, were uniting to face the onslaughts against people at the behest of the saffron party.
Speaking to media on Thursday, he disclosed that he will be filing a case against the decision taken by Bihar Governor giving an opportunity to Nitish Kumar to become the Chief Minister of Bihar.
Shocked that the JD (U) leader had broken away from grand alliance to join hands with BJP, the RJD chief called him an “opportunist” and asked: “How will Nitish show his face to Bihar people? He is greedy for power; he has betrayed the people of Bihar and India. He is projecting my son Tejashwi Yadav as an accused because he is scared that he (Tejashwi) might become a strong contender in 2019 elections.”
Lalu alleged that everything that happened was a conspiracy hatched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah. Nitish had attended lunches hosted by Modi many times and that is where they decided what to do next.
Coming down heavily on the media, the RJD chief said “I’ve been fighting in the courts for the past 15-20 years. This is the conspiracy by Nitish-BJP. I favoured Nitish by asking him to rule… Hum boley Shankar bhagwan ki tarah jao, raaj karo. Par yeh toh Bhasmasur nikla. (Like Lord Shankar I blessed him to go and rule, but he turned out to be Bhasmasur). I had no greed in my heart, else why would I nominate him?”
It may be recalled that Nitish Kumar on Wednesday declared that he was resigning from his post because RJD chief had failed to make his son Tejashwi resign as Bihar Deputy CM in response to allegations of corruption against him.