The BJP leadership announced that there is no possibility of forming a government in the future by joining hands with former partner Nitish Kumar. Party leader Vinod Tawde said that the proposal was passed in the two-day working committee meeting of BJP which started yesterday in Darbhanga. He claimed that the proposal was passed in the meeting on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Incidentally, yesterday morning, Nitish Kumar also announced that even if he dies, he will not form the government in alliance with the BJP.
Referring to Kumar as a ‘betrayer’, Tawde said there’s a long list of people who were ditched by Kumar. People like Ram Vilas Paswan, Sharad Yadav, George Fernandes, Devi Lal Ji are the examples who were deceived by Nitish Kumar for political purposes. He further complained that Kumar was “making obstacles” in the development works of the state which were being done through the funds given by the Centre. The Bihar Government did not accept 18000 crore rupees from the Centre under the Nal-Jal Yojana whereas Rajasthan accepted rupees 34000 crore for the same scheme.
In August last year, Nitish Kumar cut ties with the BJP and joined hands with Lalu Prasad’s party to form the government. However, a section of the JDU leadership could not accept the way Lalu Prasad’s son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav has seized administrative power in the last six months. According to the sources, on their behalf they started to communicate with the BJP secretly. The aim was to form an alliance before the Lok Sabha. To which Nitish had strong objection. Yesterday in Patna to stop that alliance, Nitish said, “Even if we die, there is no question of an alliance with the BJP.”
In 2017, he joined hands with the BJP on the question of retaining the Chief Minister seat in Bihar. Calling that incident as a mistake of the past, Nitish said, he will not make such mistakes in the future.
On the other hand, speculations about an alliance with Nitish’s party have been raising doubts among BJP supporters for some time now. Therefore, the party decided to clarify its position in this matter. In this regard, BJP leader Sushil Modi said, “In 2025 Bihar assembly elections, the party thinks that the main fight is going to be between BJP and RJD. Nitish has lost relevance in Bihar. Therefore, the party decided to bring the proposal after considering all aspects.”
He also said, “Nitish has now become a ‘liability’. He does not have the ability of transferring votes anymore. In the assembly elections of 2020, he won 43 seats because Prime minister Narendra Modi helped in his campaign. Else he wouldn’t have won even 15 seats.”
The State president of BJP, Sanjay Jaiswal briefed the media about all the decisions that had been taken at a state executive meeting. He said that the doors of BJP have been closed permanently for Nitish Kumar. He also informed that the executive team of the state also decided to hold small rallies for the party in approximately 5000 panchayats in the coming months.