Tejashwi Yadav, in his last attack on Bihar’s chief minister, Nitish Kumar, tried to embarrass his former boss with a setback to what he called the times they sat together and discussed how “dangerous” Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is ( RSS), the ideological BJP mentor. The RJD leader was speaking at the Bihar assembly against the controversial citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
“I remember that when I was deputy chief minister and I was sitting next to you, you used to tell me that RSS people are dangerous, be careful with your design. You said it, prime minister. It wasn’t me. You used to say it will be a long and not easy struggle. I would say it is up to you, the young leaders, to carry it forward … “Tejashwi Yadav, the opposition leader in the Bihar assembly, impassive.
Across the floor, Nitish Kumar did not betray any emotion. His deputy Sushil Kumar Modi of the BJP seemed to be smiling.
“Now you say the same to Chirag Paswan (Lok Janshakti’s party). He feels trapped,” Tejashwi continued. “If we have to save the country, we should not think about our well-being. We have to make decisions for the benefit of the nation. What is your fear? Now your period is ending. You have seen everything. You must make decisions to benefit future generations “.
Tejashwi Yadav, son of the head of RJD, Lalu Yadav, was deputy chief minister of Bihar until Nitish Kumar left the RJD and Congress in 2017 and revived his ties with the BJP. Since then, Tejashwi, 30, has rarely missed the opportunity to accuse Nitish Kumar of switching sides for his own gains.
After his comments at the assembly, Tejashwi Yadav posted a video along with a sharp note. “India has never seen any selfish” deceitful Lord “like Nitish Kumar. He cares about power, not people. He commits to the” Conditions established to remain in power, “not to the CONSTITUTION when selling the mandate, mortgage principles and ideology. Therefore, stop cheating on Mr. Marketeer, “he tweeted.
India has never seen a selfish “deceitful Lord” like Nitish Kumar. He cares about power, not people. It is committed to the “Conditions established to remain in power”, not to the CONSTITUTION when selling the mandate, mortgage principles and ideology. Therefore, stop cheating on Mr. Marketeer! pic.twitter.com/GIxklvlI1e
– Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) January 14, 2020
Defied by critics and even a section of his own party, Nitish Kumar said Monday that he was open to a debate about protests against the Citizenship Law (Amendment) at the Bihar assembly, pointing out his reservations about the controversial law that his Janata Dal (United) party supported the parliament. In the NRC or the National Registry of Citizenship, Nitish Kumar said “there was no doubt” or need to implement it in Bihar.
The prime minister broke his silence about the CAA’s protests after Tejashwi attacked the religion-based citizenship law and challenged Kumar to explain his position at the cost of annoying the ally BJP.