PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could ditch the BJP after the meeting ballot outcomes are out, be a part of the RJD-led Grand Alliance and make yet one more try at posing a problem to the NDA within the 2024 basic elections, Lok Janshakti Occasion president Chirag Paswan claimed on Sunday.
Paswan, who has chosen to plough a lonely furrow within the ongoing meeting elections, reiterated that the LJP was and can stay loyal in direction of the BJP, which was staring on the spectre of yet one more “paltimaar” (volte face) by the JD(U) president.
“Nitish Kumar has earned the epithet ‘palturam’ (turncoat) by advantage of his frequent acts of paltimaar. He got here to energy in Bihar after a protracted political battle with RJD chief Lalu Prasad. A number of years later, he snapped ties with the BJP, an previous ally and ended up forging an alliance along with his arch rival,” he advised a information channel.
Paswan, whose late father and LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan, joined the NDA forward of the Lok Sabha elections, recalled “criticisms heaped on (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi” by Kumar, who had been against his then Gujarat counterpart.
“Fancying himself as a possible challenger to the prime minister nationally, Kumar, with Lalu Prasad by his facet, spewed a lot venom in opposition to Modi within the meeting polls held simply 5 years in the past.
It took him simply two years to dump Lalu and return to the NDA,” he mentioned with a touch of sarcasm.
“Mark my phrases, he has been very caustic in opposition to Lalu Prasad throughout his election marketing campaign, however given his disposition he could as soon as once more cross over, attempt to type the subsequent authorities with the Grand Alliance, and even attempt to undertaking himself as an alternative choice to Modi in 2024,” Paswan, who’s the MP from Jamui, mentioned.
Earlier, the LJP chief addressed a press convention the place he repeated the allegations of corruption in ‘saat nishchay’ (seven resolves) which included, amongst different issues, schemes for bringing piped water to each family and fortifying alleys and ditches with concrete.
“Corruption in these schemes should be completely probed and we should not be stunned if the complicity of the chief minister himself involves the fore,” he added.
The LJP has fielded its candidates in over 140 seats of the 243-strong meeting, largely in opposition to these preventing on a JD(U) ticket.
Paswan’s celebration has shied away from taking up the BJP in many of the 110 seats being contested by the saffron celebration.
It has additionally made an exception within the JD(U)’s case at Hassanpur, the place apparently, it’s being felt that the LJP desires to assist Tej Pratap Yadav, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s elder son, who’s pitted in opposition to the sitting MLA belonging to the chief minister’s celebration.