Bihar Political Crisis LIVE Updates:
Political crisis in Bihar: live updates and news According to Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal, Nitish Kumar has betrayed the people of Bihar for the second time in eight years, this time with the Nitish-led JD(U).
The BJP, which Kumar had burned more than once, said:
Nitish Kumar, the leader of the JD (U), went back to the Mahagathbandhan and Tejashwi Yadav five years after he quit as Chief Minister and left the group because Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of the RJD and the Deputy Chief Minister, refused to step down after an alleged corruption case. Nitish broke up with the BJP on Tuesday, resigned as the coalition’s Chief Minister, and then reclaimed his position with Tejashwi as his deputy a few hours later.
The BJP, which Kumar had burned more than once, said that he was a “habitual traitor.” In a statement released after a core committee meeting at the state headquarters, the party said it will hold massive protests (called “mahadharnas”) against the “betrayal” by the JD(U) leader in all districts on Wednesday. The next day, the news agency PTI said, there will be agitations at the block level.
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Are things getting ready for Nitish Aayog to take on Modi as the main opposition figure?
Many in the Opposition saw Nitish Kumar’s decision to break ties with the BJP as a coup. They saw it as a way to get back at the ruling party, which they say is trying to “destabilize” state governments that aren’t run by the BJP.
But was Kumar’s resignation just an attempt to keep his party, Janata Dal (United), from splitting up, or is there more to it than meets the eye?
Political Crisis in Bihar:
With less than two years until the Lok Sabha elections in April and May 2024, many in the Opposition are already talking about the possibility of Nitish Kumar becoming the consensus candidate of a new alliance of Opposition parties to run against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Leaders say it’s too early to say how the split between the JD(U) and the BJP will affect the Opposition’s strategy for 2024, but they think that Kumar’s move to the Opposition camp could be a spark for anti-BJP parties. This is because the new RJD-JD(U), Congress-Left alliance in Bihar can be a strong front against the BJP.
Why Nitish leave NDA: constant bickering, communication gap, poaching shadow
Nitish Kumar’s decision to leave the NDA and join the RJD ended his tenuous ties with the BJP once he returned to power in November 2020. Nitish was “not comfortable” from day one, according to his colleagues.
“He thought the BJP insulted him with Chirag Paswan” (of LJP). Losing (votes) makes you believe such things. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked, he reluctantly agreed.
A leader claimed he wasn’t comfortable. Last year, relations between the two parties deteriorated.
Withdraws from Bharatiya Janata Party and rejoins Grand Alliance
Nitish Kumar returned to the Mahagathbandhan and Tejashwi Yadav five years after resigning as CM and leaving the alliance over an alleged corruption scandal.
Nitish abandoned his alliance with the BJP, resigned as coalition Chief Minister, and returned hours later with Tejashwi as his deputy. He’s ready to establish a new government with the RJD, Congress, CPI, CPI (M-L), HAM (S), and one Independent – 164 MLAs out of 243.
Before Nitish presented his resignation, the JD(U) and RJD met with their MLAs. The RJD believed in Nitish’s leadership and gave him support to form a government without conditions. Monday, the Congress and CPI (M-L) backed Nitish.
Alleges the BJP, Nitish declares an uprising across the state
On Tuesday, the BJP was angry that its old ally, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, had once again changed his mind. The BJP called him a “habitual traitor” who was pushing Bihar into lawlessness and corruption by making a new alliance with the RJD.
In a statement released after a core committee meeting at the state headquarters, the party said that it will hold massive protests (called “mahadharnas”) against the “betrayal” by the JD(U) leader in all districts on Wednesday, followed by agitations at the block level the next day.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. They were Kumar’s right-hand man for more than a decade and is thought to be his most trusted man in the party. Was furious about the news and said that Kumar was telling a “blatant lie.”