‘Shameless’: Tejashwi flays Nitish in Bihar Assembly

Patna : Venting out his anger against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his former deputy Tejashwi Yadav on Friday tore into his former boss and asked him that did he not feel ashamed after sitting next to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Sushil Kumar Modi.

Tejashwi unleashing a tirade of fiery slavos on Kumar, said that the latter has stitched an alliance with a party who conspired the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

“Did you not feel ashamed sitting next to Sushil Kumar Modi? You take out Champaran yatra and then stitch an alliance with a party which assassinated Mahatma Gandhi,” said Tejashwi.

Further speaking on the matter of his resignation, Tejashwi said Kumar never asked him to step down from his post and it never occured to him that the Bihar chief does not want him to be a part of his team.

“Nitish ji never asked me to resign. I also thought that he does not want me to resign. I would like to ask him why he quit the alliance and toppled the government,” said Tejashwi.

Tejashwi further highlighted that thanks to Kumar’s hasty decision people have suffered immensely, while accusing his ex-ally of viciously planning to check-mate the grand alliance.

“People of Bihar have suffered immensely. I am deeply saddened by the Nitish ji resigned. It was all pre planned,” said Tejashwi in assembly.

“We did not put any pressure on the Chief Minister ever,” he added.

Slamming his former boss, Tejashwi said that Kumar knew that he had huge support and that it was not possible for the JD (U) supremo to oust him from his post.

“We have 80 MLAs, Nitish ji knew he could not have removed me: Tejashwi Yadav in the assembly. If it is about ones image then I would like to say that the whole nation knows what the real basis of Nitish Kumar is,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Patna High Court also earlier in the day refused to hear the RJD’s plea challenging formation of the new BJP-JD (U) government in Bihar.

The Court said that the hearing is not possible before July 31.

This comes at a time when Bihar Chief Minister with his ally Bharatiya Janata party is going to prove his majority.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) have issued whip to their legislators to vote in favour of the trust vote. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress have also issued a similar whip to their legislators.

Nitish led JD (U)-NDA government has a support of 132 MLAs, which will help it to prove a comfortable majority in the 243 member state assembly where 122 MLAs are required to prove majority.

According to the communique issued from the Raj Bhawan, Nitish has claimed the support of 131 members, including the BJP, two independents and legislators of BJP allies Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)-Secular and Rashtriya Lok Samata party (RLSP).

Opposition RJD has 80 MLAs, the Congress 27 and the CPI-ML 3.

Yesterday, Nitish and BJP leader Sushil Modi were sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively, and former has been asked to prove his majority on the floor by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. (ANI)