RJD Expects ‘Khela Hobe’ in Bihar

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Nitish Kumar at Rabri Devi residence in Patna to attend Iftar party. He is sitting along side Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav. – IANS

Tej Pratap Yadav claimed that a secret discussion took place regarding the formation of government in Bihar.

PATNA — A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited RJD leader Rabri Devi’s residence for an Iftar party, the latter’s son Tej Pratap Yadav claimed that a secret discussion took place regarding the formation of government in Bihar.

“We had a secret discussion with Nitish ji to form a government in Bihar,” he said.

Yadav admitted having posted a message that read “No Entry for Nitish Ji” in 2017 when he parted ways with the Mahagathbandhan.

“Recently, I posted “Entry Nitish Chacha (Uncle)” and now he has come on our invitation for the Iftar party on Friday evening. I am sure “Khela Hobe” in Bihar and we will form the government.

Several leaders like Shahnawaz Hussain, Chirag Paswan, Awadesh Narayan Singh, Vijay Sinha had participated in the Iftar party on his invitation at the former CM’s residence, he further said.

Tejashwi Yadav had uploaded a post on social media thanking Nitish Kumar for accepting the invitation and joining them for the Iftar party.

Nitish Comes Close to RJD after 5 years

Nitish Kumar, who on Friday walked over to the neighbouring bungalow of former Chief Minister Rabri Devi for her iftar party, came close to the RJD to an extent that has not been seen in the last 5 years. Now, the key questions that this has evoked is what exactly happened between him and the top leadership of ally BJP in the last few weeks.

The political pundits of Bihar believe that Nitish Kumar does not do anything without any motive. His move to come closer to Tejashwi Yadav and the RJD just before the visit of BJP’s number 2 leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a big political message which he is trying to convey to the BJP leadership.

To understand the motive of Nitish Kumar in attending to the Iftar party at Rabri Devi residence, we have to understand his USP. His biggest motive is to create fear among the BJP’s top leadership that he may go again with the RJD to form the government in Bihar.

Amit Shah, who is coming to Bihar on April 23 for the celebration of the anniversary of 1857 freedom fighter Babu Veer Kunwar Singh in Jagdishpur in Bhojpur district, is coming to the state for the first time after the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar in 2020. However, as per his schedule, he will participate in the BJP programme but not meet Nitish Kumar. Political experts believe that Nitish Kumar considers himself as a leader in the rank of PM Narendra Modi and if Amit Shah is coming to Bihar but not meeting him, he will take that as a political insult to him.

However, BJP sources believe that the political status of Nitish Kumar has reduced after the 2020 Assembly election when his JD-U managed to win only 43 seats. Still, the BJP gave the post of Chief Minister to him as they feared his volatility, and he could approach the RJD camp any time.

BJP’s top leadership knew that Bihar is an important state in the context of 2024 Lok Sabha elections – with 40 seats, which may be vital then. — IANS

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