Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar is on a wafer-thin majority in Bihar “managed” by the Bharatiya Janata Party, said senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha on Saturday adding his government won’t final long.
He accused Nitish Kumar of suppressing the people’s mandate with a decree by switching from the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2017 and said that the people of Bihar have woken up now.
“Even the NDA and the BJP will have to admit that whether it had not been a mandate for change, Nitish Ji don’t have won around 40 seats in the State Legislative Meeting. You (Nitish Kumar) are on a wafer-thin majority, that too, a managed one. A managed-majority government doesn’t final long,” Jha told ANI here.
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He said that the RJD has already approached the Election Commission of India approximately the low vote margins and warned Nitish Kumar of people coming to Roads demanding accountability in the coming days.
Nitish Kumar had on Friday tendered his resignation to state Governor Phagu Chauhan.
“You (Nitish Kumar) suppressed the people’s mandate with a decree, but now the people of Bihar have woken up. They have got seen the difference between a mandate and a decree. Now, people of Bihar will not spare you. People will now come to Roads to make sure accountability,” Jha said.
Commenting on Nitish Kumar’s observation on LJP, Jha said he doesn’t have any other option. “Nitish doesn’t have an option. A person with 40 seats is having a look to turn into the next Chief Minister. The BJP has the keep an eye on and the script now,” he added.
Earlier, Nitish Kumar had left it up to the BJP to come to a decision on if Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which contested against the JDU in the Legislative Meeting polls, will remain in the NDA or not.
Jha said Chirag Paswan had raised good questions approximately the attitude of then Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi when labourers and day-to-day wagers were coming back to their villages amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
This comes as the constituents of the NDA, which secured a majority in the recently concluded Bihar Meeting Elections, are slated to meet on Sunday to choose its new leader. The BJP had won 74 seats, JD-U 43, while eight seats were won by two other NDA constituents.