'He used to say I will die, but won't join BJP': Tejashwi takes a jab at Nitish Kumar

The RJD leader joined Rahul Gandhi on the Bihar leg of Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

Tejashwi RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the Bihar leg os Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra | X

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav joined Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra', which resumed from Bihar's Sasaram district on Friday. The RJD leader, who rode with Rahul on a sports utility vehicle, also took a jab at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for leaving INDIA bloc to side with NDA. 

Tejashwi, the former deputy of Nitish Kumar, called Nitish Kumar "a tired chief minister".

"You all very well know how our CM is, he does not want to listen to anyone. He used to say 'I will die, but won't join BJP'. We decided to stay with Nitish ji, no matter how much we have to sacrifice, only to defeat BJP in 2024," said Tejashwi about Nitish's ditching of INDIA bloc.

"We have chosen a tired CM. We (the earlier Mahagatbandhan alliance) had an agenda to provide 10 lakh jobs. We had even identified the departments and the posts vacant there. In 17 months, we managed to provide 5 lakh jobs. This has not happened anywhere else in the country," said the RJD leader. 

Tejashwi will also address the a public meeting in Kaimur around 3 pm on Friday.

The Bihar leg of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra began from the party's district office in Sasaram on Friday morning and is expected to enter Uttar Pradesh through Mohania in Kaimur district in the evening.

While addressing a rally in Bihar's Aurangabad district on Thursday, Gandhi came out in support of the protesting farmers, likening the cultivators to soldiers who fight on the country's borders to protect it. The Congress leader was referring to the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march by farmers to put pressure on the Centre for their demands, including a law on minimum support price for crops and loan waivers.

The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra', which started in Manipur on January 14, is scheduled to cover 6,713 km in 67 days, passing through 110 districts in 15 states, before culminating in Mumbai on March 20.

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