Congress alone to blame for Opposition mess: Nitish Kumar

The JD(U) was the first to break ranks with the Opposition and openly declare its support for the NDA’s presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, the former Bihar governor.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: July 3, 2017 4:06 am
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IN HIS sharpest attack in the recent past against his Bihar ally, JD(U) national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Sunday that the Congress alone was “responsible for the current mess” in the Opposition. Speaking at the state executive meeting of his party, Nitish said, “The idea of a Sangh-mukt Bharat cannot fructify without taking all opposition parties into confidence. The Congress alone is to blame for the current mess in the Opposition fold…”

Targeting the Congress’s “recalcitrance”, Kumar said, “It is because of the Congress that we could not have an alliance in UP, it was because of the Congress that we could not have an alliance in Assam, and the Congress did not take us into confidence for the presidential polls as well.” According to party sources, Kumar is upset over remarks made by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, whose reference, in the context of the presidential elections, to “some persons having different ideologies” is being interpreted as an indirect criticism of the JD(U) chief. The JD(U) was the first to break ranks with the Opposition and openly declare its support for the NDA’s presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, the former Bihar governor. Sources said the JD(U) had called Sunday’s meeting with the “special objective” of sending across its “message of displeasure” to the Congress.

Kumar did not refer to the BJP or Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies during the meeting. “Mein kissi ke peechhe-peechhe nahin chalta, balki apni nitiyon par kayam rahta hoon (I am not the one to follow others, I follow my policies). Even when I was part of the NDA, I took strong initiatives for the welfare of minorities,” said the Chief Minister. Reiterating that the JD(U) was not in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections race, Kumar said, “We are a small regional party and we are not in the 2019 race.”

Speaking about the “Grand Alliance” in Bihar, Nitish said the JD(U) was committed to the alliance “till the last moments”. Clarifying his stand on attending the RJD’s anti-BJP rally in August, he said that if invited, he would “surely go”.

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    vvvvv
    Jul 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm
    Mr. Kumar always go oppose for whom he make friends. He is not relaiable political partner before we all youth think he is capable for PM but not to his lost ground gain being with Lallu he want to back stab Lallu jee and Sonia Jee... Shame to such politics and politicians... Jai Hind
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      bmniac
      Jul 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm
      As ungrammatical as incorrect. Why should anyone accept such corruption?
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      mahadevan
      Jul 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm
      Mr. Nitish, It is a charitable word of yours for congress ' Congress alone is to be blamed for the Opposition Mess". But you are equally to blame. In normal life,will One make a corrupt and cheat one's friend just just because he is also against a common person. Don't you think that " Congress alone is to be blamed for the problems facing India, be it poverty, morality, lawlessness, principleless politics, Corrupt Netas, Nepotism, Distortion of History, Poor educational standards etc....etc...etc... etc. And, you formed different parties , joined different parties in coalation only to unseat them. We, the people, would not forget these. And, you are still in their Company in Government, in having a Vice President's candidate shortly and in fighting the BJP, with whom till recently, you were enjoying their company, day and night. Leave your hesitation, Join NDA for the GOOD OF INDIA before your name get tarnished because of RJD. This is my considered suggestion.
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        FRANCIS COUTINHO
        Jul 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm
        nitish kumar is always guided as per weight on other side changes with weather
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          Appan Menon
          Jul 3, 2017 at 9:52 am
          So for Nitish Kumar, his at ude decides his policy, and policy of others decides his at ude.
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            module
            Jul 3, 2017 at 8:52 am
            NK is very cleaver and knows how to blame others. He gots bihari brain, so keep him side. hardly it will effect any difference, if JDU is not there. He is a selfish guys and has so much ego problem. He is fit for any Gatabandhan.
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              stranger
              Jul 3, 2017 at 8:31 am
              nitish is the only nearly reasonable person to lead the opposition and be a pm candidate. oppo has no chance of coming to power in at least next 10 years, may be ever, but in democracy we still need a opposing face in election and no one else but nitish is anything near to it. but congress has no one other than papu, after all it was and is a family venture, so any chance of oppo unity is distant one, in such a situation nitish by logic had chance to gain more by being in nda rather than with oppo, at least he gets a cabinet position, but with people like lalu and pappu around he only gets bracketed with their ills.
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                Robert
                Jul 3, 2017 at 9:54 am
                Nitish Kumar is BJP implant in opposition like Kapil Misra in AAP who was exposed and kicked out. Same should happen to Nitish kumar. There is no democracy in country because Modi came to power with EVM Tampering and Electoral fraud in 2014. There can be no fair election until murderous Modi in power. He will be removed by force after bloodbath world saw in Na zi Germany in 1930s.
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                  Gopal Sriniwasan
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm
                  Hey Robert RANT this in a Hookah Bar
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                    vvvvv
                    Jul 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm
                    Excellent u r right now all youth understand specially after UP Election and now the performance of UP and BJP at central is under scanner of our youth... 2019 like 2014 for Mr. Modi and Amit Shah... Jai Hind
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                      mahadevan
                      Jul 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm
                      I pity you for your lack of knowledge of what is happening in India. You are stating as if you were near the EVM when it was tampered. So sure !!! Great. Your words look a copy from AAP party. Are you one from that bad apple lot ?
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                      mahadevan
                      Jul 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm
                      Do not be carried away by his posture to conclude that he is reasonable. Every thing he states is dictated by his Ego. There was no talk of JDU leader for the next Prime Minister Post. He himself starts that he is not there for the compe ion 2019. So that, the subject gets into fore and other worthless bunch shall clamour for his positioning as the PM. Be cautious in analysising him. Read the latest posting 'M' that will claraify you.
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                      Pawan
                      Jul 3, 2017 at 8:26 am
                      Nitish Must stop being a coward and join BJP instead of backstabbing opposition and people who voted him against BJP.
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                        Bhola
                        Jul 3, 2017 at 8:24 am
                        Nitish Kumar Protects BJP interest and do everything which benefits BJP. He came out openly in support of Demonetization though it killed 150 innocents and crippled Indian Economy and brought decline in GDP. Nitish is silent on Mob Lynching by BJP Terrorists. Nitish did not attend opposition meeting but was on the forefront in Metting with Modi. Nitish Kumar support Kovind and every BJP cr ap.
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