RJD MP Taslimuddin calls Nitish Kumar ‘communal’: Rebellion in anti-BJP alliance ahead of Bihar elections1 min read
Patna: Ahead of the highly anticipated poll battle in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammed Taslimuddin directed his attack towards Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, calling him communal.
“Nitish is part of political forces that are communal,” said Taslimuddin, who is currently serving his seventh term in Parliament. Describing his party’s coalition with Janata Dal (United) an erroneous move, the veteran leader added, “Alliance with Nitish will hurt anti-BJP forces in the state”.
The statements of the senior RJD leader will definitely hurt the prospects of the grand-alliance led by the combination of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar. Taslimuddin holds a significant amount of influence among the electorates of the minority community. His negative remarks against the incumbent chief minister is bound to provide fodder to political opponents.
Taslimuddin, has been one of the staunchest critic of Nitish Kumar. JD(U)’s 17 year-old alliance with BJP has raised questions over Nitish’s secular credentials.