What Nitish Kumar Ji did with Chirag Paswan is not good: Tejashwi

Tejashwi Yadav, the Chief Ministerial candidate from the Grand Alliance or the Mahagathbandhan expressed emotions of sympathy and brotherhood towards Chirag Paswan, the President of the Lok Jan Shakti Party (Party). Tejashwi said that Nitish Kumar’s behaviour has been extremely unfair towards Chirag, that too when he needed his father the most.

“What Nitish Kumar Ji did with Chirag Paswan is not good. Chirag Paswan needs his father today more than ever before but Ram Vilas Paswan Ji is not among us and we are sad about it. Nitish Kumar did injustice with Chirag Paswan, his behaviour is unfair,” Tejashwi said.

Tejashwi further questioned the past 15 years of Nitish’s government and called for a debate achieved by him and his party.

“I would request Nitish Kumar to debate on any of his achievements in the past 15 years. We can debate on his achievement and we should start a new debating trend. There should be a Chief Minister candidates’ debate. Nitish Ji should accept my challenge,” he added.

All the leaders have been engaging in political rallies, and from his own personal experience and the feedback he received, Tejashwi said, “People are angry with incumbent government and we will be voted to power comfortably. Many people are coming to my rally.”

Also, Tejashwi has challenged Nitish Kumar from his home turf in Nalanda in the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.

To think through, Tejashwi has been constantly hinting towards his intents of friendship with the LJP President. A month back, in one of his statements, he called Chirag an elder brother, and his politics “matured”. And now, the Janata Dal-United (JDU) leader is expressing himself on Chirag’s personal griefs. But, what could this mean for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)? Thinking on a macro level, is this an indication of a call for a potential coalition between the LJP and the RJD in the future? If that happens, a government in Bihar would be difficult for the NDA led coalition. Precisely because, in a parallel analysis, it is assumed that after LJP contests against JDU, LJP and BJP may form a coalition later and push JDU out of the political scene. But if the LJP and the RJD come together, it can totally turn the tables.

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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.