Patna (Bihar): Taking a swipe at Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, political analyst Prashant Kishor on Tuesday said that Tejashwi, who had promised 10 lakh jobs, would not have got a job himself had he not been the son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Addressing Jan Suraj Yatra, Prashant Kishor said, “Tejashwi Yadav talked about providing 10 lakh jobs in the first cabinet meeting itself… Everyone knows he cannot give 10 lakh jobs. If he was not Lalu ji`s son, he would not have got a job. Then, how can he give a job to others? If Tejashwi Yadav was not the son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, what job would he have got in the country?”
On Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meeting several opposition leaders for the 2024 election, Prashant Kishor spoke about former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu`s attempt to unify the Opposition in the 2019 elections.
“Nitish Kumar has `langdi sarkaar` and he must worry about Bihar. The party which has `zero` MP is deciding upon the PM of the country. His party has no hold and now he is trying to unite other parties,” added Kishor.
Notably, Nitish Kumar`s Janata Dal-United (JDU) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) together constitute a majority in the 243-member state assembly. JD(U) has 45 and the RJD has 79 MLAs. They also have the support of smaller parties like Jitan Manjhi`s Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM). The BJP has 77 MLAs in the state assembly.
Nitish Kumar on August 9, 2022, broke his alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following a meeting of JDU leaders and legislators.
In 2020, the BJP-JD(U) fought the election in an alliance and went on to form the government with Nitish Kumar being given the Chief Minister`s post. In less than two years` time, Nitish Kumar flipped his choices and in a surprise move went on to stitch an alliance with RJD and Congress to form a `Grand Alliance` government in Bihar.
Meanwhile, in a bid to achieve opposition unity before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Monday.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is meeting various opposition leaders in an attempt to bring all of them on a single platform, said that whatever the next step of the parties be, will be in the country`s interest.
“We have held talks, especially about the coming together of all parties and making all preparations ahead of the upcoming Parliament elections. Whatever will be done next, will be done in the nation`s interest,” Nitish Kumar said.
Earlier on Monday, Bihar Chief Minister also met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.