Patna: Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Saturday slammed chief minister Nitish Kumar, calling him a “most dangerous” person.
“People say that the BJP is very dangerous, Yogi Adityanath is very dangerous, Narendra Modi is very dangerous, but I want to say that my chacha (uncle) Nitish Kumarji is the most dangerous. He is the person who backstabs. There is a vast difference in what he says and what he does. We need to be very careful from such people,” Tejashwi said.
He was speaking at the first meeting of the National Forum, founded by former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha, in which many leaders, including leaders from the BJP, Trinamul Congress, Samajwadi Party and Aam Aadmi Party, were present at the S.K. Memorial Hall.
Tejashwi was seated between Yashwant and rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha. The programme started at 12.30pm and ended at 4.30pm.
Tejashwi alleged that Nitish had been looking for an excuse to leave the Grand Alliance and filing of false cases against him helped him achieve that. “Earlier, Nitish ji was afraid of my father, but now he is afraid of me,” Tejashwi said. “He was looking for an excuse to dump the Grand Alliance, so he, along with Sushil Kumar Modi, filed a false case against me. Everything was planned. Nitishji said he would make corruption an issue and leave the alliance and accordingly the scenario was planned,” Tejashwi said, adding that Nitish had insulted the people’s mandate.
Tejashwi asked the public who they had voted for. Shouts of “Lalu Prasad” emanated. He stressed that had it not been for his father’s blessings, Nitish would never have become chief minister. “To protect democracy, and to keep the fascist forces away, my father forgot all his earlier ill-will with Nitish,” Tejashwi said. “Lalu ji sacrificed, he even forgot how Nitish and his other associates had filed false fodder scam cases against him. He forgave Nitishji and compromised in order to save the country from falling into the hands of communal forces. But Nitish ditched the mandate.”
He said the government of Bihar was being run from Nagpur, the RSS headquarters, where Nitish has no say. He said there is double engine government in Bihar but the engine is fitted at the back.
Courtesy: The Telegraph