No issue if Rahul Gandhi runs for Prime Minister: Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar
Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, stated on Saturday that he had no objections to the Congress campaigning for Rahul Gandhi to be the prime ministerial candidate in the next general election. He also chastised a group of BJP MPs for presenting PM Narendra Modi as modern India’s “Rashtrapita”.
I’d want to reiterate that I am not a candidate for the position. “I simply want to bring together more and more anti-BJP parties,” Nitish remarked.
“When many parties come around each other, then there is a possibility of the opposition getting a majority and we will be capable of governing the country in a better way”,the CM said, adding that if in power they would “decide plans for such development of the country with mutual consent and take the country forward on the basis of that.
Nitish has already questioned Modi’s contribution to the country in reaction to the “Rashtrapita” comment. “You may have seen in the news how one is depicted as Rashtrapita,” Nitish said at a public event.
Some argue that they may ignore the ‘Father of the Nation’ since they have ‘Naye Bharat ke naye pita’… What do you think, Bharat? What is your kaam? “Kahan Bharat aage badha hai?” Nitish inquired, adding that Mahatma Gandhi’s work will never be forgotten.
Some argue that they may ignore the ‘Father of the Nation’ since they have ‘Naye Bharat ke naye pita’…
Nitish was alluding to a comment made by Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, during a fake interview in Nagpur in which she referred to Modi as the “Rashtrapita” of modern India. Her remark had sparked a firestorm.
Nitish demonstrates Centre
He further accused the Centre of engaging in just PR stunts and reaffirmed that the RSS had no part in the country’s liberation fight. Nitish was alluding to a recent fake interview in Nagpur in which Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, referred to Modi as the “Rashtrapita” of modern India.
Her remark had sparked a firestorm.
Nitish has recently been critical of his erstwhile ally, the BJP, after leaving the NDA in August and formed his own government with the help of Lalu Prasad’s RJD and other grand alliance partners. He has also begun attempts to unite the dispersed opposition ahead of the 2024 LS elections in order to give Modi a tough battle.