Patna: Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Tuesday asked why chief minister Nitish Kumar had wanted a mandate for five years in 2015.
Nitish had said on Monday that he knew from the beginning that the Grand Alliance would not last for long.
On Tuesday, Tejashwi addressed two public meetings in Araria district, winding up the first phase of his Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra.
“He should have told the people that he does not take guarantee for the stability of the government,” Tejashwi said, mocking Nitish for forming four governments in as many years.
“Every time he destabilises a government, does it not effect development?” Tejashwi asked the people.
He also took on the chief minister for Nitish’s defence of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on faster battle preparedness than the army, and stressed that many Muslims had died defending the borders of India. “They are real martyrs and patriots. I would like to ask the RSS how many of its members have died on the border,” he said.
He alleged that Nitish shifts his stand on issues every four hours. Tejashwi also dismissed charges about his undeclared assets. “My asset is 11 crore people of Bihar. Let the NDA take that away from me,” he declared.
Sarfaraz Alam, who recently crossed over from the JDU to the RJD to contest the Araria Lok Sabha bypoll, shared the stage with Tejashwi along with former MP Mangani Lal Mandal, Bhagalpur MP Bulo Mandal and former MLC Tanveer Hassan.
Courtesy: The Telegraph