'Forgive Me': Minutes Before He Quit, Nitish Kumar Phoned Lalu Yadav
Nitish Kumar dramatically dumped Lalu Yadav's RJD in July last year. "If one had a personal relationship with someone then what is wrong in. Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar share what we call topsy-turvy, love-hate, basically “it's complicated” relationship. India News: RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of former Bihar Nitish Kumar, who has strained relations with the RJD chief's family.
The Mahagathbandhan was announced on July 27, At an election rally at Bhagalpur in Bihar on August 18, - less than a month after the grand alliance was announced, Lalu Prasad Yadav was reported to have said, "Nitish mere gor mein gir gaye toh kya hum unhe uthakar phenk dete Nitish fell at my feet.
Should I have thrown him out?
He said that he used 'god' meaning lap instead. Nitish Kumar had, in fact, warned Lalu Prasad Yadav against using such language again.
Sharad Yadav reportedly conveyed the message to Lalu Prasad Yadav. The matter ended but wound remained fresh for Nitish Kumar. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh publicly blamed Nitish Kumar for poor law and order in Bihar saying that "the home portfolio is with the Chief Minister".
Nitish Kumar expected a word from Lalu Prasad Yadav in his support and asking his party leaders not to target the Chief Minister. Nothing of that sort happened.
Responding to a question on Nitish Kumar, Shahabuddin said that "Lalu Prasad is my leader" claiming that the people of Bihar knew who they voted for.Lalu Yadav vs Nitish Kumar - पहली बार एक साथ लालू का वार, नीतीश का पलटवार
Shahabuddin called Nitish Kumar a "Chief Minister of circumstances". But, Lalu Prasad Yadav remained silent. In between came reports that Lalu Prasad Yadav was directly talking to senior officials in Bihar.
Lalu Prasad was also reported to have held meetings of senior officials at his residence on behalf of his son and the then Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.
Nitish had objected to this kind of 'interference' in government. But, many believe that Lalu Prasad still dialed senior officials of Bihar government and passed on instructions. In September, when the Indian Army conducted surgical strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Nitish Kumar came out in open support of the Narendra Modi government even though Opposition parties like the Congress and the AAP indirectly sought proof of the same.
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In NovemberNitish Kumar broke ranks with the Opposition to support demonetisation calling it a good step against black money. But the Yadavs struck that possibility off the list, despite nudging from Nitish Kumar and messages conveyed through the Congress.
Finally, on Wednesday, Nitish Kumar ended this iteration of his government, citing his conscience and an atmosphere that he said "will not allow me to work. Not because of the collateral damage of the taint of corruption, as Nitish Kumar has alleged, but because he has calculated that the opposition cannot defeat PM Modi in Nitish Kumar has not disguised his sentiments.
When he chose to support the BJP in the election for President of India last month, he said the opposition, anchored by the Congress, "was in a mess" with no narrative to offer the country other than one that pitches it as "not the BJP".
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As far back as November, he singled himself out in the opposition by supporting, not attacking, the PM's shock ban on high-denomination notes. It is clear from how smoothly he transitioned to his updated relationship with the BJP that Nitish Kumar's move was not impulsive.
His critics say he has abandoned ideology for opportunism- anything to stay in power. He says "secularism is being cited to deflect from corruption" and is unapologetic about rearranging the political landscape. For Lalu Yadav, confronting a collection of corruption cases that target his children and him, being ejected from power comes at a time of heightened vulnerability.
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His aides say he should have seen it coming. The problem is that Lalu Yadav, famous practitioner of repeat-worthy dialogue, thought he could talk his way out of it. NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter.