Nitish slams RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav saying Lantern days are over

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The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar and the former Chief Minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav, got over to a sword fight with words with the incumbent CM’s sarcastic remark.  Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar write to the Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) national president, Lalu Prasad Yadav that since the NDA-Led government in Bihar, there have been an adequate supply of electricity and the days of ‘lantern’, the symbol of the RJD, was over.

While addressing a rally in Jamui Lok Sabha constituency, canvassing for the local MP Chirag Paswan of the LJP, Nitish Kumar attacked the RJD saying that “Electricity has reached to every household in Bihar and now there is no need to use the lantern.” The remark was highly applauded by the people in the crowd that came as a trigger for RJD.

Lalu Prasad Yadav took to Twitter and accused Nitish Kumar as the king of turncoats. In his tweet, he added a picture of the newspaper where Nitish Kumar resolved to never ally with BJP, even if he is turned to ashes. RJD president continued to say that the CM of Bihar keeps on changing his words. A species that keeps on leaping from one tree to the another, saying that Nitish Kumar is the “paltuon ka Sardar.”

In 2013, Kumar snapped ties with BJP and fought the Lok Sabha Polls in alliance with the left parties the following year. He stepped down as the Chief Minister taking moral responsibility for the JD(U), installing Jitan Ram Manjhi in his place of the cabinet. Kumar then returned to the post of chief minister, and Manjhi had to resign in less than a year.

In 2015 assembly polls RJD formed an alliance with Congress and defeated NDA. Kumar then returned as CM of the state. Later on, Tejashwi Yadav alleged Nitish Kumar for corrupt practices and Nitish Kumar returned back to the CM seat with the support of BJP.

Kumar defended his return to NDA in 2017 saying that he was influenced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his toughness against terror. He said that he took the step keeping in mind the interests of Bihar. He affirmed that the state has progressed in the reign of Narendra Modi with his cooperation. He also applauded the Prime Mister for raising the country’s prestige on the international level.

The Lok Sabha Polls for 2019 will spread in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The results will be announced on May 23.


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