Nitish’s selfishness is weakening unity of Grand Alliance: RJD’s Raghuvansh Singh

He said Nitish seemed to have decided to “go alone” on trips across the nation without consulting the RJD and other parties.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: May 13, 2016 9:28 am
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In the first direct attack on the Bihar chief minister by partner RJD, former Union Minister and party vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh Thursday said Nitish Kumar’s “selfishness” in “projecting himself as a leader” of a possible anti-BJP front is “weakening secular forces”.

He said Nitish seemed to have decided to “go alone” on trips across the nation without consulting the RJD and other parties.

Tearing into the chief minister’s “new zeal to enforce prohibition and demand a ban on liquor nationally”, Singh, who is close to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, told reporters in Patna that Nitish “first took liquor to every household in Bihar and is now on an overdrive to enforce a ban on liquor” to fulfil his “political ambition”.

“Pehle ghar ghar pahunchaya aur ab kud kud kar ke band kara rahe hain… Everyone knows sale of liquor earned maximum revenue for Bihar.”

“Nitish looks to be an obstacle to the possible unity of secular forces for Mission 2019. His selfishness is weakening the unity of the Grand Alliance. He has been projecting himself as a leader.”

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Last month, Nitish gave a call for a “Sangh-mukt Bharat” and urged other parties to come together to defeat the BJP. He set out on a campaign from Kerala and has already visited Jharkhand. On Thursday, he addressed a public meeting near Varanasi.

“The JD (U) does not have the capacity to take on the RSS and BJP alone. He tried his luck in Uttar Pradesh (in the 2012 assembly polls), he should tell everyone the result he got there. Taking on Narendra Modi is not within the capacity of Nitish. It is important to know first how secular forces should take on Modi. But there is hardly any meeting (with RJD),” Singh said, adding that “no such thing as a Grand Alliance is functioning in Bihar”.

“If we have to fight the BJP, we have to sit together, forge a front and decide its leader. We should decide a common minimum programme. Koi swayambhu neta itni badi ladaai nahin lad sakta (no self-born leader can fight such a big battle),” he said.

He also sought to know the status of an earlier JD (U) alliance: “Mulayam Singh was declared leader of the unnamed front. What happened to that front?”


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  1. R
    May 13, 2016 at 5:47 am
    BJP has a good opportunity to let Kejri and Nitish slug it out. Also via backdoor encourage other aspirants like Mayawati, Mulayam, Didi.... This will keep them as divided house.
    1. A
      May 13, 2016 at 6:30 am
      Because of NItish's ego and selfishness, today he finds himself trapped with thugs. In my opinion if he had sta together with NDA with Modi as PM candidate, he would have been ruling Bihar like a lion and it would have benefited Bihar. The day he broke alliance with NDA, his downfall started.
      1. A
        A Partiot
        May 13, 2016 at 7:52 am
        This is not 'anti-BJP' front but truly an ANTI-NATIONAL GANG OF CRIMINALS, which has no development agenda. Simply to grab power for their own benefits by simply pushing the country backward. Ma independence and crooks getting seats to contest in consuencies should be changed with new Consutional Reform.
        1. अशोक.गोविंद.शहा
          May 13, 2016 at 10:32 am
          vande mataram-nitish the most selfish leader socialist movement had evver born.He has climed the political lader with help of fernandis,BJP and now lalu yadav and he will succed in his motive by fooling lalu and sons.what will happento Bihar is not his business any more his target is PM chair and for that he will do any thing to fight with modi he have no new thoughts to express that is why he speaks about black money none of the opposition leaders have able to find any charge against modi people of Bihar will certainly frusterated due to jungle raj in Bihar jagate raho
          1. S
            sethuram Sethuram
            May 13, 2016 at 6:17 am
            Nitish is a saint. He has only altruistic tactical securlar ambition. Please dont misunderstand . He will serve the nation till the last breath as long as he is PM and any ambitions of (Mulayam, Lalu and sons, bahu and beta, Jayalalitha, Mamatha are all nipped in the bud). He is the best choice. Why is it difficult for everyone to see what he can see so clearly?
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