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Nitish does not have retirement on his mind, asserts his party

By: PTI | Patna |

Up to date: November 6, 2020 7:22:45 pm

A product of the JP Motion of 1974-75, Nitish Kumar is in search of a fourth consecutive time period as chief minister

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s stunner that the continuing meeting elections had been his final, triggered hectic hypothesis within the political circles right here Friday.

The ruling Janata Dal (United) categorically dismissed ideas that Kumar, who additionally heads the celebration, had retirement from politics on his thoughts whereas stating that the continuing meeting elections had been his “final”.

Vashishtha Narayan Singh, a veteran socialist chief who has been related to Nitish Kumar for greater than 30 years and at the moment heads the partys state unit, disapproved of interpretations “with out listening to the total assertion”.

“Ye mera aakhiri chunaav hai…….Ant bhala to sab bhala” (That is my final election…all is properly that ends properly), Kumar had mentioned at Dhamdaha in Purnea district on Thursday whereas winding up his speech, resulting in a flurry of reactions from the opposition events which insisted Kumar’s phrases had been admittance of an “impending defeat”.

“Does a political or social employee ever retire? Is Nitish Kumar himself contesting the meeting elections”, requested Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP, pointing to the truth that the Chief Minister is himself a member of the legislative council.

“We cant assist it if the opposition finds pleasure in drawing inferences with out listening to the total assertion or understanding the context. However the truth stays he was addressing his last election rally, minutes earlier than marketing campaign for the third and final part of elections got here to an in depth. He was referring to that”, Singh asserted.

State minister Sanjay Kumar Jha too echoed related views.

“Each time since 2005, in his final public assembly throughout marketing campaign Kumar has been saying like this so its fallacious to interpret that that is his final election,” Jha, an in depth confidante of the chief minister, advised PTI.

“Kumar will proceed to serve the state and its folks until public needs,” he mentioned and ridiculed the rivals for studying an excessive amount of in it.

RJD Chief Ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, who has emerged because the principal challenger to Kumar, almost 4 a long time his senior, on the younger age of 31, reacted with glee “we stand vindicated. We had been saying all alongside that Nitish Kumar is drained and now not in a position to govern Bihar. He would do properly to retire”.

A Nitish-basher Lok Janshakti Get together chief Chirag Paswan grabbed the chief ministers remarks to enchantment to people to not waste their votes on any candidate of the ruling Janata Dal United.

“Sahab says that is his final election. He refused to provide an account for his final 5 years and has already declared that he has no intention of doing so subsequent time. Dont elect an individual who is not going to come to you for blessings tomorrow. There might be no sahab or JDU within the subsequent election. Who will you then query,” Paswan tweeted.

Born on March 1, 1951, Kumar has risen in politics from 1974 “JP motion”. As an workplace bearer of the Patna College college students union, he together with Lalu Prasad, Sushil Kumar Modi and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad amongst others took energetic half within the 1974 motion launched by Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan in opposition to the Congress authorities.

Throughout his close to 4 a long time in politics he has been legislators and member of Parliament a number of instances.

He’s in search of fourth straight time period within the chief minister’s workplace within the present polls. He served within the cupboard of Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Dipankar Bhattacharya, secretary normal of the CPI (ML), insisted that Kumar had performed an “emotional card” in a bid to ring a bell with voters who had been offended with him.

“Nitish Kumar will at all times be remembered as the person who made it attainable for the BJP and its poisonous communal politics to take roots in Bihar. His celebration supported the CAA and later made pretensions of opposing the NRC.

“His emotional card will discover no resonance with the folks”, mentioned Bhattacharya, whose celebration is a constituent of the opposition Grand Alliance which is helmed by the RJD and contains Congress, CPI and CPI(M).

Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra, whose celebration has shared energy with Kumar prior to now, concurred that the Chief Ministers utterances had been “sentimental and politically motivated” which got here out “too late” and would “obtain too little”.

“It seems Kumar is regretting his failure to snap ties with the BJP in time. He’s now anguished to see that he has been trapped by his ally which is engineering his downfall by clandestinely backing the riot from LJP president Chirag Paswan.

“It could be the top of the street for him as a politician. I do want him, although, good well being and contentment for the remainder of his life”, Mishra added.

Shivanand Tiwary, RJDs nationwide vice-president who has identified Nitish Kumar because the 1970s, added a cautionary notice.

“No matter Nitish Kumar says, mustn’t ever be taken at face worth. He may be fairly brazen in doing the precise reverse of his averments. It was on the ground of the Home that he had vowed by no means to return with the BJP and look what he did thereafter”, Tiwary mentioned in a press release.

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