Nitish Kumar said today that he only became the chief minister of Bihar because he was put under a lot of pressure after the 2020 election, when his party got fewer votes than the BJP. In response to the BJP’s claims of betrayal, he told the shocking news in a speech to the Bihar legislature right before a strength test that he easily passed.
“I was ready for a BJP Chief Minister after the 2020 elections because they had more MLAs. But there was a lot of pressure on me to keep my job as Chief Minister. They told you that you would become Chief Minister. I consequently decided to, “said Nitish Kumar.
He also named Sushil Kumar Modi and Prem Kumar, two BJP officials who finished second and third in the race for chief minister, respectively.
“I was told that Nand Kishore Yadav would become Speaker. I said, “I’ve met him before, so it will be fine.” Despite that, he wasn’t.”
Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United (JDU) came in third in the Bihar election, making it the BJP’s junior partner for the first time. He came back as Chief Minister, but he had lost a lot of power in the alliance.
Mr. Kumar blamed the bad result on Chirag Paswan, a former ally who ran candidates against the JDU while swearing allegiance to the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He had a sneaking suspicion that the BJP had backed Chirag Paswan’s strategy, which cost him a number of important seats.
“Who did you choose to be my opponent in 2020? Even with everything that happened, I didn’t hold grudges, and I made it clear that I didn’t want to be Chief Minister. I said that since your party has more seats, the chief minister should stand for your group. But I did it because I felt like I had to. As you know, the person I brought up from the bottom to the top betrayed me when I put him in charge of the Center “said he.
He was probably talking to RCP Singh, a former employee he thought was plotting against him and who has strong ties to the BJP leadership.
In the beginning of this month, Mr. Kumar ended his partnership with the BJP and formed a new government with the RJD and other parties.
In his speech to the assembly, he also talked about the BJP’s claims that he was switching alliances and doing the same thing he did in 2017 when he left the RJD and went back to the BJP.
“In 2017, I stopped talking to them. You said a lot of bad things. But after five years, there was no longer any proof against them “added Mr. Kumar.
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