The Grand Alliance saw the recent additions of Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP and EBC leader Mukesh Sahni’s Vikasshil Insaan Party. Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (S) has already been part of it.
Reacting to the maverick Yadav's deriding remark, JD(U) spokesman and MLC Neeraj Kumar on Monday said their house is frequently raided by CBI, Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate. Who would like to enter it in the first place?
Today’s development came a day after Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in the capital, and remarked that Yadav was “free to take a decision”. He made it clear that the JD(U) has already decided to align with the BJP.
“Nitish Kumarji has said he quit the Grand Alliance because he listened to his voice of conscience. My conscience does not allow me to support the decision to form a government with support from the BJP,” Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar Ansari told.
Bihar crisis: The development throws the politics of Bihar into chaos with no party having a majority in the 243-member
Assembly. Kumar's JD(U) has 71 seats, while RJD headed by Tejashwi Yadav's father Lalu Prasad, has 80. The BJP has 53.
Bihar Grand Alliance rift: Bihar seems to be heading towards a political crisis as alliance partners Janata Dal (United) and RJD have been sparring over the demand for the resignation of Tejashwi after the CBI registered a case against him on corruption charges.
Calling Nitish Kumar an “opportunist”, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav lashed out at the Bihar Chief Minister for ‘deceiving’ him and joining hands with BJP. “I considered him as my younger brother and told him he could be the CM. People asked me what I would do if I got more number of seats. If I was […]