Bihar political crisis highlights: Days after ending his alliance with the BJP and returning to the Mahagathbandhan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar denied allegations by BJP leader Sushil Modi that he was aspiring to become the next Vice-President of India, calling them “bogus” and “bogus”. joke”. “You heard a man (Sushil Modi) say he wanted to be vice president. What a joke! It is false. He had no such desire,” the Janata Dal (United) leader, who was sworn in on Wednesday, told news agency ANI eight times as Chief Minister of Bihar. “Have they forgotten how much our party supported them during the presidential and vice presidential elections?”
A day after he ended his alliance with the BJP and returned to the Mahagathbandhan, Nitish was sworn in on Wednesday as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time and urged all opposition parties to prepare for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Along with him, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was also sworn in position and will be the Chief Deputy Minister. Electoral strategist Prashant Kishor took a swipe at his former party leader and said the current political developments in Bihar should not surprise anyone as this is Nitish’s “sixth experiment” in government formation since 2012. The only constants in this period have been Nitish as CM and Bihar fare poorly on most development indices, he said. said
On Wednesday, as the BJP protested Nitish’s “betrayal”. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain acknowledged, in media interviews, that the development of Nitish’s splits was “unexpected”. Another senior BJP leader said, “There were rumours, and Delhi knew about it, but it was not expected to happen. It was caught off guard. With the benefit of hindsight, I can say we were complacent. The state unit he kept assuring Delhi that this would not happen. Finally, we ended up becoming a Maharashtra.” In an attempt to recover from the political upheaval in Bihar, the saffron party nominated Sunil Bansal on Wednesdaywho played a key role in the party’s victories in Uttar Pradesh since 2014, as national secretary in charge of West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana, three opposition-ruled states the party is eyeing for 2024 .