RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday extended an olive branch to Chirag Paswan, urging the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader to reconsider his alliance with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, which he called for the Constitution instead. Sworn in the ideology of RSS.
The leader of opposition also accused the ruling JD(U) in Bihar of being the “mastermind” behind the split in the LJP, which left Chirag Paswan within the party that his father had recently led and founded. His father did it. Ram Vilas Paswan.
Mr Yadav, who was speaking to reporters at Patna airport on his return from Delhi, also sought to remind Chirag Paswan that similar splits were made by the JD(U) in the LJP in 2005 and 2010, While his father and RJD chief was Lalu Prasad. “Helped Ram Vilas Paswan to get a Rajya Sabha seat after losing his own Lok Sabha seat”.
Mr Yadav said, “Chirag Paswan now has to decide with whom he wants to stand – who follows the Bunch of Thoughts (the famous work by RSS ideologue MS Golwalkar) or for whom the Constitution drafted by BR Ambedkar is supreme.”
When it was pointed out that the JD(U) controlled by its leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claimed it knew “nothing” about the crisis in the LJP, including Chirag Paswan’s uncle and former state minister Pashupati Kumar Paras The rebellion took place under the leadership of Mr. Yadav reacted sharply.
Yadav said, “Nitish Kumar never knows anything. Perhaps, he doesn’t even read newspapers. He should be unaware that the price of petrol has crossed Rs 100 per liter in 27 out of 38 districts of Bihar. “
Asked about the ruling party’s criticism of his prolonged absence from Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, who had shown impressive RJD performance in the last assembly elections, said he had gone out to take care of his ailing father.
“The ruling government should know that I am a leader (leader) as well as a son (son). Besides, what would I have done for the people here when even those in power were denied exit. Mr Yadav said in an apparent reference to a circular issued by the state cabinet secretariat asking ministers to refrain from visiting during the Covid-induced lockdown.
He also said that doctors treating his father, one of the state’s most-watched politicians, have indicated that he may be able to come to Patna “very soon”.
Lalu Prasad Yadav, convicted in fodder scam cases, has been living in the national capital since his release on bail from the Jharkhand High Court.