Tejashwi hits back at Nityanand’s comment on RJD

Union Minister of State of Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai was surrounded with controversy after he blatantly made a comment on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and said that Kashmiri terrorists would take shelter in Bihar if the RJD wins Bihar Assembly elections, scheduled this year in October and November. Rai made the remark while addressing a rally in Vaishali’s Mahanar constituency.

“The NDA government is eliminating terrorists from Kashmir but I have great apprehension about them taking shelters in Bihar once the RJD government gains power. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have given the responsibility to me, and we will not allow it to happen in Bihar,” Rai stated.

His comment on October 12 was much similar to the 2015 statement of a prominent BJP leader who had said ‘if Mahagathbandhan wins the election, crackers will be burst in Pakistan’

Tejashwi Yadav, leader of the RJD, ahead of filing his nominations reacted to Nityanand Rai’s comment saying, “Unemployment rate in Bihar is 46.6%. What does he have to say on the terror of unemployment, poverty, starvation & migration? What did their double-engine govt do in 15 years? It’s their attempt to divert from the agenda but we want to contest elections on agenda.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Tejashwi Yadav had retweeted a tweet from his own party handle saying that the Bihar government is not able to save and nurture children who are suffering from anemia.

Sushil Kumar Modi, the Bihar deputy chief minister took the battle even further and bashed Tejashwi saying.” “Opposition doesn’t have any issues to raise. They talk of COVID19 and today it’s completely controlled here. Only 961 people have died while Congress-ruled Maharashtra has 41,000 deaths. Almost 1 lakh people are tested every day & beds are lying vacant.”

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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.