Congress lone Rajya Sabha member and Bihar Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee chief Akhilesh Singh attacks Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said: Kumar is a power-hungry leader, became the Chief Minister of Bihar again after joining hands with Congress in 2015.
Singh said “We both had 2 seats each in Lok Sabha 2014. JDU’s seats have increased in the state assembly polls 2015. Our seats didn’t increase in that proportion. He wants to be in power all the time so he compromised the people’s mandate and joined hands with BJP to remain the CM.”
Vote share percentage of parties in Bihar after 2014 lok Sabha Polls 2014:-
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP-NDA)- 29.40%, Lok Janshakti Party(LJP-NDA)-6.40%, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)- 20.10%, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party(RLSP_NDA)- 3%, Janata Dal United (JDU)- 15.18%, Nationalist Congress Party(NCP)- 1.20%, Indian National Congress(INC)- 8.40%.
The high voltage Bihar assembly elections of 2015 ended with Grand alliance emphatic win. The Congress party made impressive gains.
Vote share percentage after 2015 Bihar state assembly election:
National Democratic Alliance partners:
BJP has contested in 157 seats with the vote share of 24.4%, LJP contested in 42 seats with 4.8% vote share, RLSP contested in 23 seats with 2.6% vote share, Hindustan Avam Morcha (HAM) contested in 21 seats with 2.3% vote share
Grand alliance partners:
JDU has contested in 101 seats with 16.8% vote share; RJD also contested in 101 seats with 18.4% vote share, Congress has contested in 41 seats with 6.7% vote share.
Clearly, Akhilesh Singh’s claim is valid looking at the figures available. JDU vote share is up by 1.62% in 2015. JDU benefited from Grand Alliance in 2015 and later broke away and joined hands with the BJP.
Political blame game in Bihar has caught up the heat ahead of Lok Sabha election 2019. Congress senior leader Digvijay Singh’s latest remark on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sparked off the controversy. Singh called Kumar “Paltu Ram”, a champion of somersault in politics.
Singh also said that he saw the possibility of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar doing another flip-flop by walking out of the BJP-led National Democratic alliance before the next General Election 2019.
His allegation against the chief minister sparked off a controversy in Bihar. Bhartiya Janata Party was quick to respond and Minister Vinod Narayan Jha responded to his allegations. Jha is the minister of Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) in Bihar government.
Akhilesh Singh alleged that Nitish Kumar’s flip-flop is never done by anyone in the history of India. He compromised the people’s mandate and joined hands with the opposition BJP, merely to be in power.
Singh also alleged Kumar for the sorry state of affairs of law and order in the state.