Bihar Chief Minister rejected opposition RJD’s allegation of political volte-face

Vastavam web: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today rejected opposition RJD’s allegation that he had done a political volte-face by walking out of the Grand Alliance and re-joined the BJP-led NDA.Without naming RJD or any of its leaders, Kumar, who is also the JD(U) national president, asserted that he had not turned his back on any of his government’s agenda but found it difficult to work with people who believed in using power for amassing wealth.”I am always of the view that while in power, we have to serve the people. But some people have different beliefs – they think power is meant for amassing huge wealth. I found myself incapable of working with such elements.

“The Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) was not formed for indulging in mischief and committing wrongdoing. There is a limit to which I could have compromised. When the limit was crossed, I had to take the decision that best suited the interests of Bihar,” the chief minister said.RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav were made the deputy chief minister and the health minister respectively.Kumar, however, ditched the alliance in July last year after the RJD refused to heed to his suggestion that Tejashwi Yadav gives a public explanation about money laundering cases in which his name had cropped up.Paying rich tributes to Thakur, a towering leader who had been a mentor to both Kumar and Prasad, the chief minister said he was an epitome of love and simplicity and only those who try to imbibe these qualities can claim to be his true successors.

Kumar also indirectly accused the opposition party of having “stage-managed” the recent attack on his convoy in Buxar and trying to discourage people from taking part in the state-wide human chain programme on January 21.The human chain programme by the JD(U) was against dowry and child marriage, the two issues which have been taken up by Kumar.