Nitish betrayed Bihar, can he become PM like this, asks Amit Shah

Nitish Kumar

Taking on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the first ever rally since BJP’s split with JD(U), Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Bihar, on Friday said, “Nitish Kumar betrayed BJP to sit on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s lap. Can Nitish Kumar become the prime minister by changing political alliances? The Home Minister said this while addressing a rally in Purnea.
“The BJP showed nobility because Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised you the CM post. But, when the Lok Sabha elections came around the corner, you betrayed us to become the next prime minister. The people of Bihar know you. They gave you the benefit of the doubt, but now they know you,” he added. Shah said that the people of the state will “wipe out the Lalu-Nitish duo” in the 2024 general elections and the party will come to power in the state in 2025.
Shah further said, “In 2014, you (Bihar CM Nitish Kumar) only had 2 LS seats, ‘naa ghar ke rahe the, naa ghaat ke’. Let the 2024 LS elections come, the Bihar public will wipe out the Lalu-Nitish duo. We’re, with a full majority, going to come to power here in 2025 polls”. “Bihar public gave you (CM Nitish Kumar) the benefit of the doubt for long, now they know that neither Lalu’s party nor your party will come this time. Only PM Modi’s lotus will bloom in Bihar this time,” he added.
Shah said that Nitish Kumar does not favour any political ideology, and can join hands with any party to stay in power. “Nitish Kumar is not in favour of any political ideology. Nitish ji can leave socialism and go with Lalu ji also, can do casteist politics. Nitish ji can leave socialism and sit with the Left, Congress. He may also leave RJD and join BJP. Nitish has only one policy – my chair should remain intact,” he said.
The Home Minister said that there is a danger of “’Jungle-raj’ is looming over Bihar”.
“I’d like to ask Nitish Kumar and new minister Lalan Singh if people engaging in the fodder scam became ministers in your cabinet, how will you catch them? And then he’s (CM) attempting to think of banning CBI under Lalu’s pressure. The danger of ‘Jungle-raj’ looms over Bihar,” he said.