The Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader, Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday filed his nomination from his Raghopur seat. In Raghopur, Tejashwi will be contesting against BJP’s Satish Kumar, who incidentally, had defeated his mother Rabri Devi from the seat in the Sonepur district in 2010.
Tej Pratap had filed his nomination from Hasanpur seat on Tuesday after abandoning his current Mahua seat amid rumors that his estranged wife Aishwariya Rai will contest from that seat.
Talking to reporters today, Tejashwi challenged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Yadav said that though RJD is going to contest from Raghapur, if CM Nitish Kumar enrolls from any seat in Nalanda, RJD will also contest from there.
He said that if the opposition parties led by him come to power, they will announce 10 lakh jobs for youth in their first cabinet meet. “If we form the government, the first thing we will do at the first cabinet meet is to sanction jobs for 10 lakh youth. These will be government jobs and permanent in nature,” Tejashwi Yadav said.
The RJD leader also targeted MoS Nityanand Rai for saying that terrorists will escape Kashmir and take shelter in Bihar if Rashtriya Janata Dal is elected to power in Bihar. Yadav said that the unemployment rate in Bihar is 46.6%. “What does he have to say on the terror of unemployment, poverty, starvation and migration? What did their double-engine govt do in 15 years? It’s their attempt to divert from agenda but we want to contest election on agenda,” the RJD leader said.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is the member of upper house in the state legislative council since last 15 years. From 2001 to May 2004, Nitish was the Union Minister for Railways. In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, he contested elections from two places, when he was elected from Nalanda but lost from his traditional constituency, Barh.
The preparation for the Bihar Assembly election 2020has kick-started. The parties have amped up the campaign and election rallies. There are two principal alliances in Bihar’s electoral battle – one of the ruling Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the other one Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) led Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance).