Nitish Kumar would be the Chief Minister of Bihar regardless of which get together within the coalition wins extra seats in elections that begin later this month, his deputy Sushil Modi of the BJP stated on Thursday, unequivocally dismissing any suggestion of a backdoor cope with Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Occasion or LJP.
“It’s a media creation by some vested media homes. What’s BJP’s curiosity if LJP is preventing in opposition to JDU (Janata Dal United) and if due to that JDU loses seats, so does the LJP have the facility to win greater than 2-Three seats in Bihar?” he informed The Press Reporter.
“Each chief has made it clear that LJP isn’t part of NDA in Bihar. In every public conferences, I’m telling the folks, do not waste your votes by voting for the LJP candidates. They’re vote-cutters. It is a design by some strategist, by some mind,” Mr Modi stated.
Refusing to verify whether or not this “strategist” was Prashant Kishor, a former member of Nitish Kumar’s get together, Mr Modi stated, “I can’t identify anyone. However I simply want to say that if JDU will get much less seats, then how will there be a steady authorities in Bihar?”
The Deputy Chief Minister additionally confirmed that Nitish Kumar will lead the state even when the BJP wins extra seats. “We’re saying this as a result of the variety of seats isn’t vital. How a lot ever seats BJP wins or JDU, Nitish Kumar would be the Chief Minister,” he stated.
“Let me remind you in 2000, we had 64 MLAs and Nitish Kumar’s get together had solely 36 or 37 MLAs. Nonetheless, Nitish Kumar was the Chief Minister,” Mr Modi added.
Requested about his get together’s stand of contesting virtually the identical variety of seats as Nitish Kumar’s get together, he stated, “It is rather troublesome to clarify the rationale in public. We’re preventing on equal variety of seats. However it has been determined that [ally Jitan Ram] Manjhi’s seats might be adjusted of their quota. And [another ally] VIP seats might be adjusted within the BJP quota.”
“So now, the VIP is preventing 11 seats. In that manner, the variety of seats fought by the JDU is 4 or 5 greater than the BJP. As a result of 121 BJP had [but] we’re preventing solely 110 seats on our image,” he added.
Bihar will vote on October 28, November Three and seven for a brand new authorities and the outcomes might be introduced on November 10.