A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar skipped International Yoga Day celebrations in Patna, Janata Dal (United) spokesperson K C Tyagi has come out with a stinging attack on alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
While speaking to India Today TV, Tyagi said that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is in Bihar but not in Delhi. This statement comes in at a time when speculation is rife about widening gap between the two alliance partners.
Nitish Kumar’s snub on Yoga Day is being seen as a tit for tat act. JD(U) is not happy with BJP National President Amit Shah skipping Patna, while he chose to visit Mumbai for a meeting with ally Shiv Sena and Chandigarh to meet Akali leaders after the recent by-poll poor show.
Tyagi said that there has been no meeting of NDA partners despite our repeated efforts, it seems NDA exists only in Bihar and not in Delhi.
He further said that not one minister from JD(U) is in the Modi government. “We have given Deputy CM post and cabinet berths to the BJP in Bihar government, but in Delhi we have been ignored,” Tyagi said.
Tyagi said that miscommunication between the two alliance partners has become an issue. Sources said that JD(U) is also not happy over the rumours that Amit Shah has denied time to Nitish Kumar for a meeting in Delhi.
About the tussle over seat sharing in Lok Sabha elections, Tyagi said that it’s every party’s right to pitch its demands.
“We are the bigger party in Bihar and we want our strength to be respected, this is an internal matter of the NDA and we hope to reach an understanding over the issue when situation arises,” he added.
With 40 seats at stake in Bihar, JD(U) has been demanding 25 while the BJP, LJP and RLSP had won on 31 seats in 2014 General Elections.
Courtesy: India Today