Last Updated: February 12, 2024, 16:27 IST
Tejashwi Yadav (L) on Monday took a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (R) for joining hands with the BJP-led NDA saying his nephew will stop Narendra Modi’s BJP in Bihar. (File Photo: PTI)
While speaking in the Bihar assembly ahead of the floor test, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also took potshots at Nitish Kumar for taking oath as Chief Minister three times in a single term
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday took a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for joining hands with the BJP-led NDA saying “his nephew” will stop Narendra Modi’s BJP in Bihar. Nitish Kumar, on the other hand, proved his majority in the state assembly after winning the trust vote.
“We will always respect CM Nitish Kumar. When you came out of Raj Bhavan after resigning, you (Nitish Kumar) said ‘Mann nahi lag raha tha, hum log nachne gaane ke liye thode hai (we were not there to dance and sing), we were there to support you,” Yadav said while speaking in the Bihar assembly ahead of the floor test, a Hindustan Times report said.
The RJD leader also took potshots at Nitish Kumar for taking oath as Chief Minister three times in a single term.
“I feel bad for JDU MLAs because they will have to go among the public and answer. If someone asks you why Nitish Kumar took oath 3 times, what would you say? Earlier you used to criticise them (BJP) and now you are praising them, what will you say? We (RJD) will say that we have given jobs,” Yadav said.
“We think of you (CM Nitish Kumar) as a member of our family. We are from the Samajwadi family...Jo aap jhanda le kar ke chale the ki Modi ko desh mein rokne hain, ab aapka Bhateeja jhanda utha kar ke Modi ko Bihar mein rokne ka kaam karega(the flag you had raised to stop the BJP across the country, now your nephew (Tejashwi Yadav himself) will carry that flag and stop Modi in Bihar),” he added.
Meanwhile, minutes before the voting in the Bihar Assembly, the RJD-led Opposition walked out of the house.
Nitish Kumar accused Tejashwi Yadav’s party of corruption, saying “they were minting money”.