Nitish Kumar’s prohibition a ‘farce’ but we covered him, yet he betrayed: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Alleging that Nitish had played into the hands of PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, Lalu said, “We had forced Modi and Shah to return empty-handed (in 2015 Bihar election). Modi-Shah knew that Lalu’s base was solid, so they created all this drama.”

Written by Prashant Pandey | Ranchi | Published: July 28, 2017 2:24 am
nitish kumar, nitish kumar resigns, nitish kumar bjp, lalu prasad yadav, tejashwi yadav, lalu prasad yadab cbi raids, liquor prohibition The RJD chief also challenged Nitish to spell out whether Tejashwi had given him any reason for complaint as the deputy CM (PTI/File photo)

ON A day Nitish Kumar took oath for the sixth time as Bihar chief minister, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his ally until Wednesday, claimed that Nitish never managed to administer Bihar properly in these 20 months of the Grand Alliance government, but he did not interfere in administrative work.

After approaching the RJD to forge an alliance to retain power in 2015, Nitish has now betrayed the mandate of the people of Bihar, who had voted against the BJP-led NDA and its communal politics, Lalu said.  “The whole thing about prohibition is a farce,” Lalu asserted. “Liquor is available even now, and policemen have become rich. I had warned him (Nitish) of operational problems, but we did not say anything…we tried to cover for him. And yet he betrayed us.”

Lalu, who was in Ranchi in connection with a hearing of cases related to the fodder scam, alleged that Nitish was in cahoots with the BJP for some time. Claiming that the entire event of levelling allegations of corruption against his family was “fixed”, Lalu said: “Sushil Modi (then BJP’s legislature party leader and now the Deputy CM) was tasked with holding press meets to create a public perception that Lalu was involved in scams.” The idea, he claimed, was that the BJP would then gun for him with cases by the CBI and ED. “I had an inkling because he (Nitish) would often meet them (BJP leaders),” Lalu said.

Alleging that Nitish had played into the hands of PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, Lalu said, “We had forced Modi and Shah to return empty-handed (in 2015 Bihar election). Modi-Shah knew that Lalu’s base was solid, so they created all this drama.”

Claiming that the CBI case against his son Tejashwi Yadav, who was the deputy CM, was only an excuse to return to the NDA fold, he said, “Tejashwi to ek bahana thaa, Nitish ko Bhajapa ke godh mein jaana thha (Tejashwi was only an excuse, Nitish wanted to return to BJP’s lap).”

The RJD chief also challenged Nitish to spell out whether Tejashwi had given him any reason for complaint as the deputy CM in the last 20 months. “He had got important portfolios, but was there any problem,” Lalu asked.
While not forgetting to call Nitish his “chhota bhai (younger brother)”, Lalu also said that the chief minister was an accused in a murder case dating back to 1991.

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  1. Damodar Biswal
    Jul 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    The people of Bihar r the judges.They know who has actually betrayed. Wait till the next Parliamentary elections.
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      Bharat
      Jul 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm
      The Public all understand, the Nation never forgive Nitish that he shows his DNA...if he truly resign then atleast he should wait for a week to take support, but all pre-scripted ! The PM already had told about his DNA, but we are strange how his fellow used to write column on Secularism like Pawan Verma and KC Tyagi..they are so called educated but very fraud , the Nation and News portal/Paper should boy-cat such frauds.
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      1. Damodar Biswal
        Jul 28, 2017 at 4:45 pm
        Lalu is the culprit.He could have saved the Govt. by asking his tainted son to resign.He did not do that because of his love for his children.The Govt. fell n Nitish should not be blamed for that.
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        TIHAEwale
        Jul 28, 2017 at 10:40 am
        the products of J.P.movement are all scums with single point agenda looting the public funds
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        1. Sanjay Bhattacharya
          Jul 28, 2017 at 10:23 am
          Alliance of Nitish Kumar with Lalu and Congress was unnatural from the beginning. It was made only to win election but the friendship was always absent in the alliance. The main reason is that Nitish fought against corruptions of Lalu and Congress all the time before the alliance. It was an alliance of political opportunism, there was no morality in it. On the other hand BJP is the natural partner of Nitish kumar. He left BJP in 2013 due to a serious miscalculation which he must be regretting privately. He never thought Narendra Modi would win with such a thumping majority in 2014 and become such a popular leader in India and abroad. He was feeling suffocated with corrupt RJ and Congress and was looking for a way out. He possibly could have survived the alliance if in stead of resigning, he would call a joint meeting of RJD and JD(U). I think Lalu would have accepted to resignation of Tejashwi but Nitish did not want to give time to Lalu for thinking.Nitish gave only 4 hrs to Lalu!
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            Jul 28, 2017 at 10:20 am
            Nitish cannot play like these every time now people understood him well as leader of dal badlow and work for opportunist. Such leader dont have place in democracy. Lalu jee not going to leave him like folded hand now nitish carrier is finished with this CM but not for too long another electio will be there in bihar soon along with parliment.. Than he will learn ture lesson of politics? ... Jai Hind
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