Nitish 'Mr Cool' Kumar faces election heat as Tejashwi steps up attack- The New Indian Express

Nitish ‘Mr Cool’ Kumar faces election warmth as Tejashwi steps up attack- The New Indian Specific


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SAKRA/MAHUA/MAHNAR/KANTI: Campaigning in Kanti, Muzaffarpur district, on Monday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar misplaced his mood when a gaggle of individuals raised slogans towards him.

A slipper was additionally flung in the direction of him by some protestors whereas he was going in the direction of his helicopter after finishing speech at an election assembly in Sakra in Muzaffarpur district, but it surely missed the goal.

Police took 4 individuals in custody on the cost of making disturbances on the chief minister’s rally, police sources mentioned.

The Sakra incident is within the sequence of protests Kumar is going through throughout his rallies in several elements of the state.

“Apne maa se poocho RJD ke 15 saal mein kya hua (Go ask your mom concerning the 15 yr of RJD rule),” he barked fairly uncharacteristically.

Addressing rallies in Sakra and Mahua, Kumar hit out on the RJD for making “pretend” guarantees throughout polls to “cheat” the individuals.

Kumar has been deriding opposition chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of offering 10 lakh jobs if voted to energy.

There was an identical response at Parsa in Saran district on October 21.

Kumar then he moved to neighbouring Vaishali district the place he spoke at public conferences in Mahua and Mahnar meeting seats.

Mahua constituency is within the information as a result of Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, who represented it within the outgoing meeting, has relinquished it and moved to Hasanpur constituency in Samastipur district.

Mahnar too is within the media headlines as a result of it contains the native place of veteran socialist chief Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who had give up RJD earlier than his loss of life final month.

His son Satya Prakash Singh has joined JD(U) headed by Nitish Kumar.

“Some leaders are making lofty guarantees earlier than polls to cheat individuals, they don’t have any real curiosity in work, whereas now we have translated all our guarantees into actuality,” Kumar mentioned taking a swipe at Lalu Prasad’s headed celebration whereas talking at Mahua.

A bunch of locals, mentioned to be supporters of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, started shouting “Lalu zindabad” slogans whilst Nitish was talking.

“Kahe halla kar rahe ho? Kya bol rahe ho? (Why are you making noise and making a nuisance? What are you speaking about?” he mentioned angrily, including: “Apne baap aur maa se jungle raj ke naked mein me poohcho (Go and ask your father and mom concerning the jungle raj),” he retorted.

Nitish was campaigning for Chandrika Rai, the father-in-law of Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav. Tej Pratap and his spouse Aishwarya Rai have fallen out following a marital dispute.

The jeering enraged Nitish a lot that he turned extra hostile in the direction of Lalu’s household, desirous to know the way a well-educated girl like Aishwarya may very well be ill-treated.

Political observers and even his critics are shocked at his behaviour as he’s broadly recognized to be politically right, not simply ruffled and tempered in his utterances.

Within the 2015 election marketing campaign, when the Bharatiya Janata Occasion and Nitish’s celebration have been opponents, the Bihar CM maintained a stage of decency even after he was personally attacked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“I used to be harm when he withdrew his assist. However when he did the identical factor to a Mahadalit akin to Jitan Manjhi, then I discovered there’s something fallacious in his political DNA,” Modi had mentioned of Nitish after the Bihar CM and Manjhi had parted methods.

“Nitish didn’t lose his cool in 2015 however this time he will get irritated when Chirag Paswan and Tejashwi Yadav assault him,” a supply mentioned.

Taking a swipe at Nitish, Tejashwi tweeted that the CM had develop into “exhausted and off in his politics. He avoids talking about actual points and information.”

“It reveals his frustration. His reputation is declining and energy is slipping away from his fingers,” RJD spokesperson Mritunjay Tiwari mentioned.

However Janata Dal-United leaders defended the CM and mentioned the celebration would get a full mandate. He dislikes “indiscipline and any sort of hoogalism,” a pacesetter near Nitish mentioned.

Kumar additionally mentioned whereas the RJD cared for one household (of Prasad) and a few caste and neighborhood however our successive governments have labored for selling pursuits of all caste and creed.

Like within the earlier rallies, Kumar reeled out knowledge to underscore developmental data of the RJD throughout its 15-year rule and that of the NDA ministries for an equal length after 2005.

“For some household means spouse, little children for me Bihar is the household for whom we work tirelessly,” the chief minister mentioned, taking a jibe at his bete noire RJD supremo Lalu Prasad.

He highlighted improvement work performed within the final 5 years by executing “saat nishchay” (seven resolves) of excellent governance and promised to hold ahead the work by implementing seond a part of the seven resolves which is able to embody offering irrigation to each farm land.

Accompanied by state minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, the chief minister reminded individuals of the “jungle raj” prevailing within the state through the RJD regime when crime was rampant and asserted how his authorities ended it and established “rule of regulation.

Whereas Tejashwi has gone to city over the rising unemployment within the state, repeatedly criticizing the Bihar CM over the problem, Chirag has singled out Nitish in his assaults, alleging corruption for which he has vowed to jail the JD-U chief.

“Be it the CM himself or officers, whoever is discovered to be concerned in corruption will likely be despatched to jail after the LJP-supported BJP authorities is fashioned within the state,” he mentioned.

(With PTI Inputs)

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