Why Nitish Kumar junked Lalu Prasad Yadav to join hands with Narendra Modi - India News
It was with the emergence of EVM's and strong election commission + Nitish Kumar and strong BJP+ JDU alliance, Laloo Shahubudin- Laloo shares a very good relationship with mighty Shahubudin. God saves Bihar from Laloo Yadav!. A day after Lalu Yadav and his sons shared a meal with Prime Minister Tej Pratap Yadav, however, shrugged: "Everyone sits on the floor in God's place. PM Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna. Kumar and Lalu Yadav have labored over their - often patchy - relationship. With Nitish Kumar resigning today, Nitish and Lalu Prasad Yadav have come a full circle having been friends, then enemies and then friends.
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On the other hand, JD U had constantly been projecting him as prime minister material. However, Nitish chose to take the easy route of 'secularism' to part ways with the BJP.
Nitish publicly said, "We cannot compromise on our basic principles, values and our stand on core issues which are central to the ethos of our party. He in fact criticised his own cabinet colleagues who were from the BJP.
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It was projected as a secular alliance and meeting of two old factions of the Janata Parivar. However, in reality, it was caste equation which played in the minds of both the old guards as they feared that the Modi juggernaut will leave no chance for them in Assembly election in Bihar. Nitish is trying to get rid of Lalu Now four years later, a thaw in the Modi-Nitish relationship is visible to the extent that lately both have started to admire each other's way of governance.
Back home, the RJD and its top leadership — Lalu and family who are embroiled in corruption charges — are proving to be a headache for Nitish.DNA: Analysis on 'The End' of Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad Yadav 'Mahagathbandhan'
Insiders within the JD U believe that Nitish can't compromise with his clean image. With falling approval ratings, the state has made him a worried man. Now everybody, including Nitish, feels that Modi wave has not waned. Lalu, whose party banks on Muslim-Yadav arithmetic for survival, has again played the same old "secular" card which a shrewd politician like Nitish can easily dump, given his 17 years of close association with the saffron party.
The BJP is ready to embrace Nitish once again. Lalu Prasad rejected demand for resignation of Tejashwi over corruption charges.
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JD U president Nitish Kumar today took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for sixth time following a high-decibel political drama late evening yesterday. Lalu Prasad Yadav has since launched scathing attacks on Nitish Kumar saying that he "trusted Nitish blindly but got betrayal in return". Lalu Prasad also dug out a murder case of in which Nitish Kumar had been made an accused.
But, the trial in the case was stopped by a Bihar court, JD U explained accusing Lalu Prasad of giving selective and misleading information.
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The JD U may well be speaking the truth. After his resignation in JuneNitish Kumar made the first move to forge a united Opposition in Bihar.
Nitish already enjoyed support of the Congress, which had a working relation with the RJD at the Centre. The Mahagathbandhan was announced on July 27, At an election rally at Bhagalpur in Bihar on August 18, - less than a month after the grand alliance was announced, Lalu Prasad Yadav was reported to have said, "Nitish mere gor mein gir gaye toh kya hum unhe uthakar phenk dete Nitish fell at my feet.
Should I have thrown him out? He said that he used 'god' meaning lap instead. Nitish Kumar had, in fact, warned Lalu Prasad Yadav against using such language again.
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Sharad Yadav reportedly conveyed the message to Lalu Prasad Yadav. The matter ended but wound remained fresh for Nitish Kumar. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh publicly blamed Nitish Kumar for poor law and order in Bihar saying that "the home portfolio is with the Chief Minister". Nitish Kumar expected a word from Lalu Prasad Yadav in his support and asking his party leaders not to target the Chief Minister.
Nothing of that sort happened. Responding to a question on Nitish Kumar, Shahabuddin said that "Lalu Prasad is my leader" claiming that the people of Bihar knew who they voted for.