Patna: Apparently aggrieved at Nitish Kumar walking out of the NDA in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit president Sanjay Jayaswal on Tuesday accused him of having “backstabbed” the saffron outfit as well as the people’s mandate of 2020.
“Nitish Kumar has back-stabbed both BJP as well as the people of Bihar”, alleged Jaiswal, accompanied by the prominent cabinet colleagues of the erstwhile NDA government in the state.
Jaiswal said that the people of this state will never “forgive and forget” what Kumar has done and teach him a lesson in the future.
He said the BJP – keeping the promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home minister Amit Shah during the 2020 Assembly Elections – made Nitish Kumar Chief Minister even after his party JD(U) bagged only 43 seats as against BJP’s 74.
He asked Kumar to explain whether the circumstances, especially related to corruption for which he had snapped his tiles with RJD in 2017 resulting in the collapse of the then Grand Alliance government, had been resolved.