Patna: Nitish Kumar, who took oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the eighth time on Wednesday, took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he should be concerned about the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
CM Nitish Kumar took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the swearing-in ceremony by saying, “He won in 2014, but should now worry about 2024.”
The Janata Dal (United) split from the BJP to form the Bihar government with the RJD, Congress, and other regional parties. On Wednesday, Nitish Kumar and RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav were sworn in as the chief minister and deputy chief minister, respectively.
Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, said, “The party made the decision (to leave the BJP) jointly. Whether I stay or not (till 2024), they can say what they want.
Nitish Kumar criticised the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking, “Will those who came to power in 2014 be successful in 2024?” I want to see the unification of the entire opposition in 2024.
Nitish Kumar, however, denied rumours that he would run for prime minister in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The chief minister of Bihar, said, “I am not a contender for any such role (in the PM post).
The BJP accused Nitish Kumar of betraying them as he joined the RJD and Congress.