‘Nitish should stick to his word at least this time’: Tejashwi Yadav takes a dig at former ally

Bihar CM said on Saturday he would remain with BJP-led NDA forever

Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav (File) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav | PTI

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s frequent flip-flops and said the latter should stick to his word of staying with the BJP at least this time.

Tejashwi told presspersons, “We wish him all the best. This time he said that he would remain where he is. At least this time he should stick to his word.” Nitish in January announced his decision to snap the alliance with the RJD and the Congress to join the BJP-led NDA, his fifth flip-flop in a decade.

Kumar took oath as the chief minister of Bihar for a record ninth time on January 28, hours after he resigned from the post following his exit from the Mahagathbandhan and formed a fresh government with the support of the BJP. He resigned as the chief minister, saying "things were not working well" for him in the Mahagathbandhan and the INDIA alliance.

The Bihar chief minister shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and the JD(U) president asserted he would remain with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) forever.

“You (Modi) had come to Bihar earlier as well but I disappeared (from NDA) for some time. Now I am again with you and assure you that I will remain with the NDA forever,” Kumar said on Saturday.

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