A day after he took oath as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s deputy, Tejashwi Yadav at present praised the Janata Dal (United) chief for his “fearless” stand regardless of BJP’s “vindictive” stand in the direction of the Opposition. In an unique interview with NDTV, Mr Yadav additionally stated allegations that his social gathering cannot govern are “garbage”.
The BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have mastered the “artwork of mendacity” he stated.
“The Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) is the actual authorities – the individuals’s authorities in Bihar. It’s what the individuals need – Nitish ji and Laluji‘s gathbandhan,” he stated.
Nitish Kumar’s “daring resolution” to dump the BJP, Tejashwi Yadav stated, has left the social gathering “fearful and bruised”.
“Our responsibility is to protest the structure. Persons are on our aspect. We now have to work for them now. If BJP labored for the individuals, then they might not have wanted central companies just like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to remain related. The slap that the individuals of Bihar have given the BJP and the daring resolution taken by Nitish Kumar has left them fearful and bruised. They’re vindictive individuals,” he stated.
Tejashwi Yadav, 32, additionally stated that the brand new authorities will deal with unemployment and poverty on precedence. “Offering jobs is our precedence… We’ll fulfil this dedication collectively,” he added.
Requested whether or not the alliance will full the tenure, Mr Tejashwi Yadav stated, “We’re socialists… We (Nitish Kumar and I) have traded allegations, however we belong to at least one household. We might battle however we shall be on the service of the individuals”.
Tejashwi Yadav, whose social gathering has usually been attacked by the BJP over the crime price when his father was the chief minister, additionally accused the BJP of making a false “notion in individuals’s minds”.
“Jungle raj is when individuals cannot say a phrase. Present me knowledge on Bihar throughout our time after which we will speak about crime in Bihar. When you analyze knowledge on which authorities was higher, you’ll realise that crime was rampant when the NDA was in energy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are masters within the artwork of mendacity,” he stated.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief additionally dismissed BJP’s cost of corruption towards him. “I had no corruption allegations towards me,” he stated. Corruption was among the many fundamental causes cited by Nitish Kumar when he returned to BJP in 2017 after a two-year alliance with the RJD.
Nitish Kumar took oath because the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time on Wednesday, a day after he broke ties with the BJP citing a variety of causes, chief amongst them his worries that the BJP might attempt to do a Maharashtra in Bihar, that it had been working within the shadows to hole out the JD(U) from inside.
The oath ceremony was attended by Tejashwi and his spouse Rajshri, former CM Rabri Devi and RJD chief Tej Pratap Yadav on the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Patna.
The Mahagathbandhan have a complete of 164 members within the Meeting, the BJP has 77 MLAs.