Lalu Prasad takes dig at Bihar CM Nitish over remarks on graft allegations

Lalu learnt about Nitish’s remarks from an aide, and was reportedly upset at the CM “giving ideas to the Centre”.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: May 19, 2017 5:20 am
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Apparently unhappy with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s remarks on the allegations of corruption against his family, RJD chief Lalu Prasad took to Twitter to take a jibe at the BJP’s “new alliance partners”.  Nitish had on Monday broken his silence on the BJP’s allegations of corruption against Lalu’s family. The CM had said that if anyone had proof of benami property, they should move court. “These are company matters and Bihar government had no role to play… company affairs department under the Centre can look into it,” he said.

Soon after, Deputy CM and Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav made his displeasure felt. Taking a jibe at the media, he said it had no guts to ask questions to BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who had been accused of graft by the RJD.

Lalu learnt about Nitish’s remarks from an aide, and was reportedly upset at the CM “giving ideas to the Centre”. The tension intensified on Tuesday, with reports of Income Tax searches at premises in New Delhi and Haryana allegedly linked to Lalu.

At 1.56 pm on Tuesday, Lalu tweeted, “BJP ko naye alliance partners mubarak ho. Lalu Prasad jhukne aur darne wala nahi hai. Jab tak aakhri saans hai fasiwadi takton se ladta rahunga (Congratulations to the BJP for its new alliance partners. Lalu Prasad is not one to bend or be cowed down. As long as I am alive, I will keep fighting fascist forces).”

The tweet sent Bihar political circles into a tizzy. However, 40 minutes later, Lalu tweeted, “Jyada laar mat tapkao. Gathbandhan atut hai… (do not salivate. This alliance is unbreakable…).”

A day later, he tweeted, “Gareebon ke jakhmon par marham laga unhe jeevan diya isliye badnam hu…Warna, hakim bahut bada hai bazaar mein ameeron ke ilaaz khaatir (I am infamous because I healed the wounds and gave life to the poor… Otherwise there are scores of doctors to treat the rich).”

A senior RJD leader said, “Laluji wanted to send a strong message to Nitish not to take him for granted. His tweet was a deliberate move.”

The RJD later tried to play down Lalu’s remark on “new alliance partners”. RJD national spokesperson Manoj Kumar Jha said it only meant “central agencies doing a witch hunt”, while Lalu affirmed Jha’s explanation. However, RJD insiders said it was Lalu’s way of sending a strong message to Nitish.

JD(U) leader K C Tyagi said, “The two parties can differ on certain matters, but our common idea is to only strengthen the grand alliance.” Asked about Nitish’s remarks on taking action, Tyagi said: “The CM only said taking action was not in the state government’s domain.”

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    Vinay Kumar
    May 21, 2017 at 2:23 pm
    Lalu yadav and his leader bitterly attack on nitish Kumar later favored him With a view to me . he is warning to cm later mingle that we r on one way
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      Vinay Kumar
      May 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm
      If the two person want to go on one way , them characters should be one
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        Damodar Biswal
        May 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm
        Lalu is a shameless person.Despite corruption charges n conviction he continues his corrupt practices n talking like a saint.His good days r over.He may find it difficult to tide over the present charges without support from Nitish.Nitish being a clean politician may not support his corrupt practices.
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          Subspan Raman
          May 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm
          Nitish has a convicted criminal as an ally. So what can you say about Nitish?
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            Sankaran Krishnan
            May 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm
            Be ready to serve the life term in Jail and if all corruption verdicts hit against you then it is an permanent place. Request you NOT to spoil the Jail inmates with your corrupt mind and with the exception of the corrupt congress party none will come forward to have an alliance which they will do it for their own selfish goals but not to support you @@@
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              Embiar Khan
              May 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm
              Jaahi ho andar. Bahut time naikhe ba. Tare sangh sapole pan jaai ho.
              1. N
                May 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm
                This alliance between Nitish and Lalu is only for power and not on any principles.Once the arch rivals now joined hands for power and Lalu will never break the alliance since his wards are in key posts.Now Nitish has lôst the shine for central politics and he fears the Modi wave.Having alliance with Lalu Nitish has reduced his image.His mega alliance will never work.
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                  Qazi Nadeem
                  May 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm
                  Where is Mahesh Shah if some can recall
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