The Rashtriya Janata Dal last week announced that party leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls. The announcement was made during the party’s national executive meeting in Patna, in the presence of senior party leaders Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav, former MP and RJD state President Ramchander Purve.
However, other parties in the Bihar grand alliance raised objection to the proposal of Yadav as the face in 2020. Congress termed the decision as RJD’s ‘personal verdict’ and said that it has nothing to do with it.
Congress leader Premchandra Mishra said that the decision of Tejashwi contesting the elections is a personal decision of RJD. Every party has the right to make their own decision.
Though Congress is not very happy with the decision, RJD is clear with their intention. Virendra said that the forthcoming assembly elections will be fought under the leadership of Tejashwi Yadav and in every situation the party will win.
It is known that after the defeat of the Grand alliance in Lok Sabha elections, fissures surfaced between Congress and RJD. Many Congress leaders had described Yadav as responsible for the defeat. In the review meeting that Congress had held on the defeat, there was a demand for contesting the assembly elections in alone in Bihar.