It may be mentioned that no RJD leader, including former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, attended the swearing-in ceremony and boycotted it along with the Left parties.
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According to a top BJP source, the portfolio of home may go to one of the two deputy chief ministers from the saffron party.
Nitish Kumar, who was invited by Governor Phagu Chauhan to form the government, said that the list of ministers will be decided by late Sunday evening or early Monday.
In this phase, voters will also decide the political future of several veteran leaders of the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance).
On Wednesday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a rally in Araria. Addressing the gathering he said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are no different, they are the same.”
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Notable among the candidates in the second phase is the RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, the Opposition Grand Alliance’s chief ministerial candidate, who has been aggressively trying to cash in on the anti-incumbency factor against the Nitish Kumar government.
Tejashwi also slammed JP Nadda, the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and urged him to “avoid making people of Bihar fools”.
In the Mahagathbandhan, in spite of the fact that the exit of RLSP, HAM and VIP would impact the overall vote percentage of the alliance this time, Tejashwi Yadav pushed these parties to a corner to the point that they were left with no option but to leave the alliance.
Manoj Jha, RJD Rajya Sabha MP, said the Nitish Kumar government was deliberately not providing security to Tejashwi during rallies.
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In the cartoon, Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi can be seen urging voters to give them one more chance and the public saying: “how many more you need?”
Nitish, who leads the Janata Dal-United, also claimed that law and order during the earlier RJD rule was poor.
Yadav has been constantly targeting the government over the the issues of unemployment and migration in every election meeting.
Chirag further alleged that the announcement of Ram Vilas Paswan’s candidacy was done by none other than Amit Shah in the presence of Nitish Kumar.
Since these two communities are considered as ‘kingmakers’ of every election, both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar always heavily depend upon these candidates.
After names of Verma and her husband appeared in the investigation, she was forced to resign from post of state Social Justice Minister. Verma was lodged in jail and recently granted bail.
In Lalu’s absence, the controversy over the seat-sharing dispute in the Grand Alliance seems to be something that has left Tejashwi appearing clueless.
On September 10, Nitish Kumar had spoken to Patnaik over telephone on the issue.
Meanwhile, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Ajay Alok reacting to protest said “copying an idea of others needs skill and mind”.
The LJP is critical against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on issues like unemployment, health, education, and the overall law and order situation in the state.
Ashok Chaudhary, the Minister of Building Construction in the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government, claimed that over 22 lakh people in the state watched the Chief Minister’s virtual rally.
The younger Yadav scion alleged that Nitish should release the list of 10 lakh jobs created by his government for the people of Bihar.
Referring to 2018 NCRB data, Kumar said with a crime rate at an average of 222.1 per lakh population, Bihar ranked 23rd in the country in incidents of crime.
On Friday, Nitish had announced that if any Dalit was killed in the state, a government job would be given to his/her next of kin.
Yadav claimed himself to be a leader of backward castes who supports the ideology of Dalit leaders like Jitan Ram Manjhi, Chirag Paswan and Meira Kumar.