Former Rajya Sabha member and national general secretary of Janata Dal United (JDU) Pawan Verma has asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to restrain its MP, the Union Minister, the legislator, the members of the Legislative Council and the party leaders from speaking against the coalition in Bihar.
He asked the alliance party to clarify on whether the rhetoric statements are personal comments of the leaders or there’s a full consent of the party.
As quoted by a leading Hindi web publication, Verma on Sunday said that some BJP leaders are crossing the limits of tolerating anti-coalition statements. “In their statement, the greed for power and ego is clearly reflected. We can see some of the BJP leaders threatening to withdraw support from the BJP-JDU coalition.”
He further said that if BJP feels and is willing to fight the assembly elections alone, then they must take a clear decision. “Let them fight the elections alone and we will see the results,” said Verma.
BJP MLC Sachchidanand Rai on Saturday reportedly took a dig at Chief Minister Kumar led government and asked the Central leadership to immediately take a decision over the BJP-JDU alliance in the state.
Rai also claimed that the BJP has enough strength to fight elections alone.
The conflicting statements of Varma and Rai come at a time when the Assembly elections in Bihar are slated to take place in November 2020.