Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at Janata Dal (United) leader Shri Nitish Kumar for breaking ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and joining hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to form a new government in Bihar. Talking to reporters in Patna, Mr Prasad said, Nitish Kumar left the NDA accusing the BJP of trying to destroy his party. He said, BJP made him a union minister several times. He was also made a chief minister. Why did he rethink his decision on alliance with RJD in 2015 and come to the BJP in 2017, Ravi Sahankar Prasad asked.
Shri Ravishankar Prasad also recalled how Nitish Kumar joined hands with the BJP when the latter was probing the fodder scam against RJD patriarch Lalu Yadav. We have a question for Nitish Kumar,” the former Union Minister told reporters.
“Did he not win the 2020 election through Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership? Did you win the 2019 election on your own steam? Your 14 men went to the Lok Sabha. You have insulted the mandate of Bihar. How could you do that?” he added. “If the BJP bothered you so much, why you did you stay on? You could have said goodbye in 2020,” Shri Prasad added.
Shri Kumar ended the alliance with the BJP on 10 August and staked claim to form a new government with Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal and other parties.
He claimed that Shri Kumar left the previous Grand Alliance with the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal due to corruption and joined the BJP. Shri Kumar had joined the BJP in condemning Jangalraj, looting, corruption, and lawlessness. According to sources close to Nitish Kumar, Nitish’s national ambition is the reason for breaking the alliance with the NDA.