In a giant reduction to the NDA camp in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar mentioned Wednesday that JD (U) was united and there was no fact in claims about social gathering leaders defecting to some other social gathering.
His response got here after the opposition RJD within the backdrop of rising uneasiness between the BJP and JD (U) over developments in Arunachal Pradesh claimed that 17 JD (U) MLAs have been keen to alter sides.
RJD chief Shyam Rajak claimed that 17 legislators from Nitish Kumar’s social gathering have been in contact with them and all set to hitch the opposition social gathering.
“Seventeen JD (U) legislators are in contact with RJD by means of me. They’re determined to hitch RJD on the earliest however we now have stopped them as they may lose their membership on account of anti-defection legislation,” mentioned Rajak.
The RJD chief claimed that JD (U) legislators have been sad about the best way BJP was asserting itself on Nitish Kumar within the new authorities.
Rajak, a former JD (U) minister, who returned to the RJD earlier than the meeting election, mentioned that talks with others are additionally on. “To evade anti-defection legislation, not less than 25 to 26 legislators ought to defect at a time,” he mentioned and added that this may occur quickly.
Nitish Kumar, who stepped down from the JD (U) nationwide president’s submit final Sunday referred to as it a “baseless speak”
“All is properly in JD (U). There is no such thing as a weight in RJD claims. All these are baseless,” the chief minister mentioned.
JD (U) state president Bashistha Narain Singh suggested RJD to cease speaking absurdly. “First set your individual home so as. Every thing is okay in NDA,” he mentioned whereas the social gathering’s spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan mentioned JD (U) legislators have been united and RJD ought to preserve its flock collectively.
“There is no such thing as a resentment in JD (U). Our social gathering is upset over what occurred in Arunachal however this doesn’t imply that our legislators will get misguided. RJD in flip ought to preserve its home collectively as most of the legislators are sad with Tejashwi Yadav’s type of functioning,” mentioned Ranjan.
Nitish Kumar’s robust denial to RJD’s declare has come as a giant reduction to NDA companions notably the BJP, which discovered itself on the backfoot after the JD (U) took aggressive posture following Arunachal Pradesh developments the place six JD (U) MLAs defected to the BJP.
“No person can break our (NDA) home. Nitish ji is our guardian and our mukhiya is robust,” mentioned deputy CM Renu Devi of the BJP.
On Tuesday, some RJD leaders had tried to lure Kumar by projecting him as PM candidate if he made means for Tejashwi Yadav as Bihar chief minister.
“Nitish Kumar ought to surrender the chief minister’s chair and pull out of the NDA. He ought to assist Tejashwi Yadav type the brand new authorities and the RJD would return the favour by backing him as prime ministerial candidate in 2024,” Uday Narain Chaudhary, a former state meeting speaker and RJD chief had mentioned.