Two days after attacking the Congress management for its poor effort and present in not too long ago concluded Bihar state meeting polls, RJD vice-president Shivanand Tiwary mocked senior BJP chief Sushil Kumar Modi whereas offering the reason why he didn’t get deputy chief minister’s submit.
Tiwary stated, “Sushil Modi’s position had develop into much less of BJP’s and extra of Nitish Kumar’s affiliate. I feel that’s why BJP minimize him off this time. He wasn’t permitting different BJP leaders to rise. He used to talk on all matters each day and couldn’t reside with out showing in newspapers/TV,” stated the RJD chief, who represented Rajya Sabha on JD(U) ticket however later defected to RJD.
Sushil Modi was dropped from Nitish Kumar-led NDA cupboard which was sworn-in on Monday and his place as deputy chief minister was taken by Tarkishore Prasad, a four-time MLA from Katihar.
Tiwary, nevertheless, shortly clarified that “Modi is sort of a youthful brother and he doesn’t have any animosity with the BJP chief. Nonetheless, for my part, Sushil Kumar Modi’s character used to replicate a scarcity of depth and that is the rationale why BJP management didn’t give him a submit within the state cupboard this time,” stated Tiwary.
After the swearing-in ceremony, chief minister Nitish Kumar sought to avoid the speculations round his former deputy and stated, “That is the BJP’s choice. It’s best to pose your inquiries to the BJP management”.
NDA secured a majority within the election to the 243-member Bihar Meeting by successful 125 seats, out of which, BJP gained 74 and the JD(U) gained 43 seats.
Tiwary, thought of an outspoken chief, had slammed Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday and accused him of spending time at leisure at his sister and Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s dwelling at Shimla in midst of state polls and for doing solely eight rallies all through the three-week lengthy ballot marketing campaign for the three part election, which concluded on November 7.
The Congress gained solely 19 out of the 70 seats it contested, which has led to murmurs inside the RJD led grand alliance (GA) that the coalition misplaced out to the ruling NDA by a slender margin as a result of grand previous occasion’s low strike charge.
“Rahul Gandhi is far youthful than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Modi did extra rallies than Gandhi. The Congress took as many as 70 seats in seat sharing however didn’t do even 70 rallies. The occasion’s effort within the polls was not commensurate to the variety of seats it contested in Bihar this time. Gandhi was picnicking at his sister’s place in Shimla when elections have been on. Is that this the best way a celebration is run? The Congress’s non-serious method in working the occasion solely provides room for allegations that the nationwide occasion is barely serving to the BJP,” he stated.
This had created a stir in Mahagathbandhan with RJD chief and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha, calling Tiwari’s feedback “private”.
Congress nationwide basic secretary Tariq Anwar, who had known as for “deep introspection” following the occasion’s abysmal efficiency within the Bihar polls, defended Rahul Gandhi. “Initially, Shivanand Tiwari will not be an authorised spokesperson for the RJD. Additionally, he ought to realise that Congress is a nationwide occasion whereas the RJD is a regional entity. The chief of a nationwide occasion can’t be anticipated to commit time to a state election like a regional chief would,” he had stated in defence.