PATNA: The RJD which is the partner in the ruling Grand Alliance government in Bihar has mounted attacks on chief minister Nitish Kumar for supporting NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
“Nitish Kumar has a history of ditching the alliance partner. We too have been facing it,” RJD vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh told the media.
Singh is not entirely wrong. Earlier Kumar who heads the JD-U had ditched the BJP and broke the 17-year-old alliance with the saffron party just ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha polls shortly after Narendra Modi was projected as NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate.
Kumar who won the 2010 assembly elections with the support of the BJP not only dismissed all the 11 BJP ministers from his cabinet but also formed his government with the support of the Congress, RJD and the Left who had voted against the NDA in the polls.
The present situation looks quite similar. Although the chief minister won elections with the support of the RJD and the Congress, he has gone on constantly supporting NDA polices, such as surgical strike, demonetization drive and PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan.
Anyway, Bihar politics has reached an interesting stage and could throw even more surprises in the days to come.