Nitish Kumar is power-hungry, alarmed by Tejashwi: Lalu Prasad Yadav

In the wake of the Mahagathbandhan's fallout, Lalu Prasad Yadav added that he had never wanted Nitish Kumar to contest elections but was encouraged by Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 2, 2017 11:18 am
Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Bihar politics, Grand Alliance fallout RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav. (PTI Photo, File)

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav targeted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, saying he is greedy for power. In the wake of the Mahagathbandhan’s split, he added he had never wanted Kumar to contest elections but was pushed by Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav, reported news agency ANI.

Satta ke laalchi hai Nitish Kumar, palturam hain (Nitish Kumar is greedy for power),” Yadav was quoted as saying by ANI. “Bhool gaye Nitish Kumar tumhari haisiyat kya thi. 2-2 MLA election hara, Lok Sabha mein bhi hara (Nitish Kumar, you’ve forgotten what your status was; lost 2-2 MLA elections and also lost in the Lok Sabha),” he added.

Mai nahi chahta tha iss aadmi ko aage neta khada kiya jaaye, iss par koi bharosa nahi. Lekin Mulayam ji ne kaha, maan lo (I never wanted this man to stand for elections; he can’t be trusted. But Mulayamji told me to accept it),” the RJD chief said.

Read: Nitish Kumar returns as Bihar CM: All that has happened since his swearing-in. Click here.

Yadav added Kumar was alarmed by his son and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav.“Jab inhe support kiya, Tejashwi ke kaam ko dekha, sarahna hone lagi toh inka kaan khada hua” (When I supported him, saw Tejashwi’s work, started appreciating his work then he started getting alarmed),” he said, reported ANI.

Kumar resigned as chief minister of the state on July 26, citing corruption charges against Tejashwi. Saying that his decision was taken in the interest of the state, he formed the government again the next day with support from the BJP. The JD(U) chief was sworn in as chief minister for the sixth time on July 27, with BJP’s Bihar in-charge, Sushil Kumar Modi, being appointed his deputy. He subsequently won a trust vote in the Assembly with 131 votes in his favour.

(With inputs from ANI)

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    Indy
    Aug 2, 2017 at 6:01 am
    Joke of the year from Laloo and family !
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      nayeem
      Aug 2, 2017 at 5:23 am
      And your party is fodder hungry, wealth hungry. To achieve all this you to want to be clinging on power. Ultimately, politician is synonym of hungry, whatever may be.
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        Socrates
        Aug 2, 2017 at 4:41 am
        Ha..ha...ha...ha.. LMAO. I knew this Lalu guy had a sense of humor, but this statement is his most killer joke to date.
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          Tinu
          Aug 2, 2017 at 4:25 am
          The choice of people is between Gujarat Riot Massacre, Mob Lynchers and Tens of Scams like forestland, Hydel power, Medical-Hospital Scam, Birla-sahara scam. By going through their crimes Lalu looks saint and that's the reason People of Bihar Voted to RJD and defeated BJP which forms power with fraud and murdering democracy against the will of people of Bihar.
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            Harvey
            Aug 2, 2017 at 4:20 am
            Vyapam Scammers, Forestland Scammers, Lalitgate, DDCA scam and many other scams on their head what right these Communal Elements have to single out Lalu Ji who has helped twenty crores poor in North come out of poverty. The Mob Lyncher Party hates poos so continue with their own corruption plus mass murders of Dalits and Minorities who should now united fully and protect themselves from Saffron Thugs and killers killing in the name of religion to stay in power.
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              Briju
              Aug 2, 2017 at 4:15 am
              Abki Baar Tejaswi Sarkar. Death to communal Forces. Keep politics separate from religion which is Mob Lynching innocent due to maddness and greed for power.
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                Vik
                Aug 2, 2017 at 3:59 am
                Gandhi has her dynasty. Lalu has his own. Pity the common young man who cannot get ahead because the system is rigged against him. Also surprising, since most newspaper readers are common men, they continue to support these dynastic families. It would be best for India if we had 20 years of rule by individuals who were bramacharies. Them we might recover our pride in individual accomplishments rather that family history no matter how shameful that history might be.
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                  Kaushik
                  Aug 2, 2017 at 2:35 am
                  Accused of Mass murder in Gujarat Riot in 2002 on Top while Murder accused as Bihar CM. Politics is becoming game of criminals.
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                    AN Simha
                    Aug 2, 2017 at 3:08 am
                    Stunning to see some Ignorant s supporting this CONVICT😡He has looted Bihar and took it to stone-age and now claims his illiterate son worked well. Even God would be able to help INDIA if FAKE Gandhi becomes PM and LALU's don became CM. NOT able to understand why he gets any coverage. Convicts can NOT preach
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                      dinesh raja
                      Aug 2, 2017 at 3:55 am
                      Why don't Saints like you Contest against these "Criminals " ??? It will be Easy For a Saint like You to Win against Them !!!!! Try once instead of writing opinion in News columns !!!
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                        Indy
                        Aug 2, 2017 at 6:07 am
                        looks like you were in comma since then ! SC has already exonerated him and you are still accusing baselessly . If you can not accept the ruling as per the law of the land then you are sidelining with criminals ... no wonder you are Laloo supporter then !
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                          Indy
                          Aug 2, 2017 at 6:11 am
                          And Laloo has already been convicted and you are still stuck at accusation .. lol !
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                            Indian I
                            Aug 2, 2017 at 9:11 am
                            He is acquitted by SC when your dear Sonia was the de-facto PM. People like you still keep on saying that. However your dear Lalu can't stand for even a councillor seat. He was convicted by HC again when your dear Sonia was ruling. For people like you do not respect Court but only have some stupid logic. By the way what about Rajiv gandhi the mass murderer in 1989.
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