Nitish Kumar's new ally Tejashwi Yadav fires salvo: ‘Across Hindi heartland…’

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 07:37 PM IST

Tejashwi Yadav was addressing the media along with Nitish Kumar after the JD(U) leader staked claim to form the next government in Bihar with the support of seven parties after he broke alliance with BJP and resigned as chief minister.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a joint press conference after meeting the Bihar governor in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a joint press conference after meeting the Bihar governor in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said, with the split of the NDA in Bihar, the BJP does not have any alliance partner across the Hindi heartland. He said all parties and members of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, except the BJP, have accepted Nitish Kumar as their leader.

Yadav was addressing the media along with Kumar after the Janata Dal (United) leader staked claim to form the next government in Bihar with the support of seven parties after he broke alliance with BJP and resigned as chief minister. Kumar said there are seven parties including RJD who are supporting him.

“Across the Hindi heartland, the BJP does not have any alliance partner, history tells that the BJP destroys the parties with whom it forms an alliance. We did see that happening in Punjab and Maharashtra," Yadav said.

Yadav added, “Nobody can take the legacy of our ancestors...We thank Nitish Kumar as well as Laluji...All of us wanted BJP's agenda shouldn't be implemented in Bihar, we all know Laluji stopped 'Rath' of Advaniji, we won't relent at any cost."

“Nobody can take the legacy of our ancestors...We thank Nitish Kumar as well as Laluji...All of us wanted BJP's agenda shouldn't be implemented in Bihar, we all know Laluji stopped 'Rath' of Advaniji, we won't relent at any cost,” Yadav said.

Kumar earlier in the day broke his alliance with the BJP following a meeting of JD-U leaders and legislators. He then sought time from Governor Phagu Chauhan and tendered his resignation.

The JD(U) and RJD, which together constitute a majority in the 243-member state assembly. The JD(U) has 45 and the RJD has 79 MLAs. They also have the support of smaller parties like Jitan Manjhi's HAM. The BJP has 77 MLAs in the state assembly.

According to sources, many JD(U) legislators told Kumar in today's meeting that the alliance with the BJP had weakened the party since 2020.

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