Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘over its enthusiastic’ desire to seal an electoral win in Bihar, maintaining that it seemed to him as if the latter has shifted its headquarters from New Delhi to Patna.
“There is a drought in and around 300 districts. But where are they (BJP or NDA) and are they even concerned about it? What they seemed to be concerned about is how to capture Bihar,” Nitish told ANI in an exclusive interview here.
“It seems to me as if the headquarters of the BJP has shifted from Delhi to Patna. The president of their party (Amit Shah) is living in the Maurya Hotel here. There are so many of their key leaders and representatives here for the polls, when they should be elsewhere fulfilling their responsibilities. They seem to have deployed all the resources at their command here to win at all costs,” the Bihar chief minister said.
“They want to extend their power in the entire country. The mandate that they got in the general election to run the nation doesn’t hold any importance for them. They believe that they have the nation in their hands. They want to capture each and every state, one by one, in order to attain absolute power,” Nitish said.
“Despite the BJP putting all of its power in the Assembly polls, they will face defeat. And after that, they will have to face the consequences of the defeat,” he added. (ANI)