Lalu attacks Nitish after split

BJP not in favour of mid-term polls in Bihar
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26 Jul 2017

After Nitish Kumar's shock resignation as chief minister of Bihar, his ally Lalu Prasad Yadav questioned what wrong did he and his son do?

"What did we do wrong" The RJD chief, whose party was the larger partner in the Bihar coalition, said and also reminded that Kumar had told him he wanted an "RSS-free India" - referring to the ruling BJP's ideological mentor. At a press conference just after Nitish's resignation, Prasad said: "We are largest party, we have a claim to power. Nitish Kumar has murder taint on him, we never raised it. He charges worse than corruption, we knew it."

The RJD president today claimed that Nitish understood he wouldn't be able to survive and hence joined hands with BJP and RSS.  "I told Nitish Kumar not to resign, public voted alliance for 5 years. He didn't even ask for Tejashwi's resignation. What did we do? He only said we should clarify on the charges in the public domain. I talked to Nitishji last night and said if there was any misunderstanding, we can talk it out", he stated.

Meanwhile, senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar has made it clear that the party does not favour mid-term polls in the state and wants all legislators to complete their term. Sushil said this just after Nitish resigned as chief minister. "We are happy that Nitish Kumar did not compromise on the issue of corruption and did not bow down to the RJD. The BJP is not in favour of mid-term polls and wants that all MLAs complete their term," he told reporters here.

At a meeting of the state BJP, it was decided that Sushil Modi and some other leaders will apprise the central party leadership of the developments.