Once seen as a potential rival to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar Breaking ties with the BJP-led NDA on Tuesday, he staked claim to become Bihar’s chief minister for the eighth time as the head of the rival ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance).
Angered at another bitter face of an old ally, the BJP accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being a “habitual betrayer” who is pushing Bihar into an abyss of anarchy and corruption by entering into a new alliance with the RJD. Were.
In a statement issued after the core committee meeting at the state headquarters, the party announced that it would hold a massive protest (Mahadharna) in all districts on Wednesday against the betrayal by the JD(U) leader, which was followed by block-level agitation. Will go a day later.
If discussions in political circles are to be believed, this move by Nitish Kumar to start a new innings as chief minister with RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav as deputy is a strategic one aimed at the prime ministership.
While many in the opposition, Nitish Kumar’s decision to break ties with the BJP was a coup, sources close to the developments have said that Nitish Kumar will continue as the chief minister for the next 8-10 months, handing over the responsibility to Tejashwi Yadav and then moving on. His alleged PM ambition for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Janata Dal (United) National Parliamentary Board chairman Upendra Kushwaha tweeted on Tuesday that Nitish Kumar’s current move is a plan to restart his career as a potential PM candidate. new role.
“Go ahead, Nitish ji, the country is waiting for you. The decision to exit from NDA is not only in the interest of Bihar, but [also] country,” he tweeted.
Responding to the discussion of the so-called “game plan”, Tejashwi Yadav said that Nitish Kumar is the most experienced Chief Minister of the country and no one can deny the fact that he has worked during his tenure. Narendra Modi “Meanwhile has only done promotional work”.
Union minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh criticized Nitish Kumar for leaving the saffron party for his ambitions of becoming the prime minister.
On the other hand, the former president of Bihar Congress said on Tuesday that the next Lok Sabha election will be fought under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, while Pappu Yadav of Jan Adhikar Party praised Nitish Kumar’s move and said, “First run good governance for two years, then Together, fight elections in 2024 under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi.
Nitish Kumar will take oath as Chief Minister for the eighth time today. 7 times he took oath as Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time today.
The effective strength of the state assembly is 242 and the magic figure is 122. According to sources, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the deputy chief minister and the new cabinet will have representatives from JD(U) as well as RJD and Congress. The Left is likely to extend outside support to the new government to “maintain its independent identity”.
Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the CM of Bihar for the first time in 2000. He was CM only for a week as he could not prove majority.
Then in 2005, he took oath as CM for the second time and completed his term.
In 2010, Nitish Kumar took oath as the CM of Bihar for the third time.
Nitish Kumar resigned from his post in 2014 and Jitan Ram Manjhi was the CM of Bihar till February 2015. Nitish Kumar returned as the CM of the state in February 2015. He took oath for the fourth time.
Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the CM of Bihar for the fifth time after the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ won the assembly elections in November 2015.
In July 2017, Kumar left the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the NDA. He took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time.
In 2020, JD(U) contested Bihar assembly elections as an ally of NDA and Nitish Kumar took oath as the CM of Bihar for the seventh time.