Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday hit out at Nitish Kumar for allegedly "backstabbing" the BJP and "sitting in the laps of the Congress and RJD."
Patna: Since the breakup with the BJP (NDA), and after that, Nitish Kumar’s joining hands with Mahagathbandhan, the BJP has never left a stone unturned in criticising Nitish Kumar and his allies.
This comes a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday hit out at the Bihar Chief Minister for allegedly “backstabbing” the BJP and attempting to realise his prime ministerial ambitions while “sitting in the laps of the Congress and RJD.” The “jodi” of Kumar and RJD leader Lalu Prasad will be “wiped out” (soopda saaf) in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, according to Amit Shah, who spoke at a rally in Purnea, Bihar. He further added that a year later, the BJP would win a majority on its own in the state assembly elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set a target of winning 32 of the 40 seats in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, according to sources.The party has decided to announce its chief ministerial candidate for the 2025 assembly elections for Bihar after the Lok Sabha polls.
Amit Shah said the caste factor has nothing to do with Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and the saffron party has said that the BJP is sure to come to power in Bihar in the 2025 state assembly election. Moreover, no Union Territory will be formed by cutting Seemanchal and some portions of Bengal.
In August, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar snapped ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the second time in nine years and shook hands with the Grand Alliance, or Mahagathbandhan. In 2017, he dumped the Lalu-Prasad-led Grand Alliance to return to the NDA.