Nitish Kumar Willing To Make Tejaswi Bihar CM If ‘Mahagathbandhan’ Declares Him PM Candidate: Rabri Devi
Patna: Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi on Saturday claimed that Nitish Kumar offered to make her son Tejaswi Yadav Bihar’s Chief Minister in 2020 Assembly elections on a condition that he be made Mahagathbandhan’s prime ministerial candidate in the ongoing General elections.
Rabri Devi said, “Nitish is not being valued by NDA, Prime Minister Modi and BJP. He is under BJP’s pressure which is why he is coming back to us. Prashant Kishor came at least five times. Nitish Kumar had said that he wants to see Tejashwi as Chief Minister in 2020 if we (Mahagathbandhan) declare him the prime ministerial candidate”.
Speaking about the grand alliance formed to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections, Rabri Devi said: “Lalu ji is not here that is why I am saying 400 seats will come to Mahagathbandhan. Why Lalu ji is in jail? Why is he in jail? They did not find anything in Manju Verma case. He had no involvement in the fodder scam. He gave voice to poor people but despite being thankful to him, people blamed him for the scam.”
On Nitish Kumar’s ”keenness” to join Mahagathbandhan, Tejaswi Yadav said, “This is the truth and no one can deny it. Nitish ji should come forward and tell what had happened that made him make many attempts to rejoin the grand alliance within six months of reuniting with the National Democratic Alliance in 2017.”
Interestingly, Rabri Devi’s claim comes after former JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who is contesting Lok Sabha polls from Madhepura on RJD ticket, confirmed that Nitish Kumar had tried to patch up with the grand alliance.