Two days after attacking the Congress management for its poor effort and present in not too long ago concluded Bihar state meeting polls, RJD vice-president Shivanand Tiwary mocked senior BJP chief Sushil Kumar Modi whereas offering the explanation why he didn’t get deputy chief minister’s submit.
Tiwary mentioned, “Sushil Modi’s role had become less of BJP’s and more of Nitish Kumar’s associate. I think that’s why BJP cut him off this time. He wasn’t allowing other BJP leaders to rise. He used to speak on all topics daily and couldn’t live without appearing in newspapers/TV,” mentioned the RJD chief, who represented Rajya Sabha on JD(U) ticket however later defected to RJD.
Sushil Modi was dropped from Nitish Kumar-led NDA cupboard which was sworn-in on Monday and his place as deputy chief minister was taken by Tarkishore Prasad, a four-time MLA from Katihar.
Tiwary, nevertheless, shortly clarified that “Modi is like a younger brother and he does not have any animosity with the BJP leader. However, in my opinion, Sushil Kumar Modi’s personality used to reflect a lack of depth and this is the reason why BJP leadership did not give him a post in the state cabinet this time,” mentioned Tiwary.
After the swearing-in ceremony, chief minister Nitish Kumar sought to avoid the speculations round his former deputy and mentioned, “This is the BJP’s decision. You should pose your questions to the BJP leadership”.
NDA secured a majority within the election to the 243-member Bihar Assembly by successful 125 seats, out of which, BJP gained 74 and the JD(U) gained 43 seats.
Tiwary, thought-about an outspoken chief, had slammed Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday and accused him of spending time at leisure at his sister and Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s residence at Shimla in midst of state polls and for doing solely eight rallies all through the three-week lengthy ballot marketing campaign for the three part election, which concluded on November 7.
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The Congress gained solely 19 out of the 70 seats it contested, which has led to murmurs throughout the RJD led grand alliance (GA) that the coalition misplaced out to the ruling NDA by a slender margin as a result of grand outdated occasion’s low strike fee.
“Rahul Gandhi is much younger than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But, Modi did more rallies than Gandhi. The Congress took as many as 70 seats in seat sharing but did not do even 70 rallies. The party’s effort in the polls was not commensurate to the number of seats it contested in Bihar this time. Gandhi was picnicking at his sister’s place in Shimla when elections were on. Is this the way a party is run? The Congress’s non-serious approach in running the party only gives room for allegations that the national party is only helping the BJP,” he mentioned.
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This had created a stir in Mahagathbandhan with RJD chief and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha, calling Tiwari’s feedback “personal”.
Congress nationwide common secretary Tariq Anwar, who had referred to as for “deep introspection” following the occasion’s abysmal efficiency within the Bihar polls, defended Rahul Gandhi. “First of all, Shivanand Tiwari is not an authorised spokesperson for the RJD. Also, he should realise that Congress is a national party while the RJD is a regional entity. The leader of a national party cannot be expected to devote time to a state election like a regional leader would,” he had mentioned in defence.