Rohini Acharya: After Nitish Kumar’s fresh breakup with the BJP today, daughters of former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted in celebration, saying he is back in the game in Bihar. Mr Yadav’s daughter Rohini Acharya claimed the “kingmaker” as she tweeted a Bhojpuri song: “Lalu bin chalu e bihar na hoi (Bihar can’t run without Lalu).
Statistics say that JDU and RJD together have the power to form the government.
“Prepare for the coronation, the lantern bearers are coming,” Ms Acharya wrote in Hindi, referring to Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) election symbol, the lantern, which is led by his son and political heir Tejashwi Yadav. . Lalu Yadav, convicted in several cases in the fodder scam, is currently out on bail.
Bhojpuri singer-actor Khesari Lal Yadav’s song, released earlier this year ahead of the Bihar Legislative Council elections, calls on Tejashwi Yadav to become the leader of Bihar. “There can be no improvement without Tejashwi (there can be no progress without Tejashwi),” it says. There are also some lines criticizing Nitish Kumar, though not in the clip that Ms Acharya shared.
One of the daughters of Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, Raj Laxmi Yadav shared some pictures of her father and wrote that “Bihar Tejashwi ki Sarkar Chahta Hai”.
Tejashwi Yadav, who is now the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, was Nitish Kumar’s deputy chief minister after the 2015 elections, when JDU, RJD and Congress won together. Lalu Yadav’s second son Tej Pratap Yadav was also a minister. But that government fell as Nitish Kumar pulled out of the “Mahagathbandhan” to come back with the BJP in 2017. JDU and BJP together won the 2020 elections.