JD(U) condemns Congress’ ‘unfriendly’ behaviour towards Nitish Kumar

Tyagi replying to a question on rising uncertainties over JD(U) rejoining hands with the NDA said, "Our relations with the BJP were 'sahaj' (natural) but we parted ways due to our ideological differences."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 27, 2017 8:23 pm
jdu, congress, nitish kumar, RJD, nitish Kumar support to ram nath kovind, ram Nath kovind, meira kumar, bihar grand alliance, NDA JDU, indian express news Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind (PTI/File)

The Janta Dal (United) on Tuesday condemned Congress’ ‘unfriendly and unwarranted’ behaviour towards its chief Nitish Kumar, compelling the party to wonder why the latter seemed bent on shortening the life of their grand alliance along with the RJD in Bihar. Amid rising uncertainties over JD(U) rejoining hands with the NDA, party spokesperson K C Tyagi clarified that there was no question of joining the saffron alliance. Commenting on JD(U)’s decision to back NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, Tyagi referred to his party’s ‘natural’ relations with the BJP when it was part of the NDA.

Slamming Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s comments on Nitish Kumar for his support to Kovind, Tyagi said, “Our support to Kovind is an isolated incident. Why are some people bent on making it permanent with such comments and shortening the life of our grand alliance? Azad’s comments are not in good taste. These are unfriendly and unwarranted. We have never made critical remarks against Congress leaders.”

Azad, in an indirect attack on the Bihar CM, had said on Monday that people with one principle take one decision, and those who have many take different decisions. Tyagi, replying to a question on rising uncertainties over JD(U) rejoining hands with the NDA, said, “Our relations with the BJP were ‘sahaj’ (natural) but we parted ways due to our ideological differences.” The spokesperson also urged the RJD and Congress, JD(U)’s two allies in the Bihar government, to look beyond the July 17 presidential poll.

Kumar, on the other hand, hit out at the Congress over projecting Meira Kumar as the Opposition’s presidential pick. Kumar, who had referred to Meira Kumari as ‘Bihar ki beti’, said, “I have a lot of respect for Meira Kumar, but ‘Bihar ki beti’ has been nominated only to lose.”

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  1. C
    Jun 27, 2017 at 9:45 pm
    Even if Nitish were to support Meira Kumar, he will be betting on a sure losing horse Y would anyone commit that folly invite the wrath of the imminent President-elect?
    1. R
      Jun 27, 2017 at 9:44 pm
      both congress RJD are digging their graves by criticsing nitesh in a way pushing him towards NDA
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        Nagar Iyer
        Jun 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm
        Preparations in full swing for another switch-over by Nitish - this time from UPA to NDA
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          Kishor Bhatt
          Jun 27, 2017 at 9:05 pm
          K.C. tyagi and Nitish, both are full of pretence, JDU knows that Meera is loser in the battle, and, that is why he has supported NDA, who is unaware of Nitish,s jealousy towards Modi.
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            Ravindran Govindaraju
            Jun 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm
            # wht is isolated incident. making fool of the opposition.
            1. I
              Jun 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm
              It's time Mr NITISH parted ways with the LOOTING FAMILY PARTIES- RJD and CONgress for the GOOD of BIHAR. ........................... He can remain CM of BIHAR with the support of BJP.
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                Bharat Maa
                Jun 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm
                büll , thats why bjp did not support JDU. infact at next change BJP will throw out Nitish Kumar. and same bhakts like you will be against Nitish kumar in next state election. anyway neither BJP nor bhakts have credencials, as all are liars.
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                  Ramamurthi Kolagunta
                  Jun 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm
                  Bull . Come September you will see the changes in Bihar. Nitish has always been a clean administrator which even Modi accepts. He made a big mistake in quitting NDA. If he joins it back, he would be doing yeomen service to the nation, since the leeches,snakes and scorpions( OPPO 16-- 17- JDU ) will be eliminated. It will usher in a Golden age for India, without the likes of Yechury, Rahul, AK, Didi, Behenji, Akhilesh etc,.
                  1. R
                    Jun 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm
                    you find faults with others ?? what are you ? probably a frustrated cutlet p a k I using fake id making sick comments
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                    Anand Prakash
                    Jun 27, 2017 at 9:03 pm
                    I hope you know that the JD(U) has less seats than RJD and that Nitish Kumar is the CM thanks to the Mahagabandan put together by the Congress. Nitish is now counting on the BJP support to remain in power. All his excuses for not attending the lunch at Sonia's home and the meeting of the opposition parties are hollow.
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