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Nitish sitting in Lalu’s lap to encourage ‘jungle raj’: Jaitley

Muzaffarpur,(Bihar): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who at a point was fighting against ‘jungle raj’ (lawlessness) in the state, is now sitting in the lap of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and encouraging the same.

“Nitish was fighting against jungle raj in Bihar for so many years and now he is sitting in the lap of the founder of ‘jungle raj’. It is very clear that the dominant force in the ‘mahagathbandhan’ is the RJD. Nitish Kumar and the JD (U) are the grand alliance’s mask. Both (Nitish and Lalu) ruled Bihar for twenty-five years but today also the Biharis are moving out of the state in search of opportunities,” Jaitley told the media here.

“The BJP wants to give a stable government in Bihar. In the last one and a half years, there has been a momentum of change in the country and similar developmental plans will be brought to Bihar. The Centre will work together with the new Bihar Government in order to continue the developmental journey,” he added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Nalanda today said Nitish needs to start working on a plan as to what he will do once he loses the assembly polls.

“We all know what the election results are going to be on November 8. Everyone knows what will happen. But does ‘tantrik’ Nitish have any idea what he will do once he loses? This atmosphere that I am seeing right now is ripe and an indication towards the defeat of Lalu, Nitish and Sonia ji. It’s an atmosphere that is brewing to punish the wrongdoers,” Prime Minister Modi said.

The Prime Minister had earlier addressed a rally in Chhapra where he had taken on the duo of Nitish and Lalu, saying the ‘brothers’ were single-handedly responsible for trampling Bihar’s development and warned them that their ‘days are over’. (ANI)