Patna: Former Janata Dal – U President Sharad Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, repeated what he and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders have said on multiple occasions that Nitish Kumar had betrayed the people of Bihar and he (Yadav) was punished for sticking to the promises he and other members of the Grand Alliance had made during the last election cycle.
The disgruntled JD-U leader whose parliamentary membership was withdrawn after he began speaking against his own party leadership while becoming too chummy with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, said that Nitish Kumar broke the promises he made to the voters of Bihar during the last Assembly election for which he will be suitably punished in the next state elections.
"I stood up against him so I had to pay the price by losing my membership to the Rajya Sabha membership. However, people of Bihar will give him apt reply in the next election," Yadav, who finds himself aligning more with the RJD, said before embarking on a 'yatra' of himself during which he will hold public rallies in Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, and Champaran districts.
The former union minister further said that he was already in the process of forming a new party of his own and once he gets the confirmation from the Election Commission, he would hold a national convention of like-minded parties in Delhi to 'counter the growing threat' from the NDA government at the Center.
Continuing to take shots at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who happens to be currently in Japan trying to attract investment for Bihar, Yadav said that he was not after any post and those who knew him well enough knew that he was not motivated by greed or political ambitions.
Rubbishing Kumar's claim that he chose to walk out of the Grand Alliance because of corruption charges against the Lalu family, the former JD-U leader said that the argument did not hold water because Nitish was fully aware of Lalu's involvement in fodder scam before he decided to go against the NDA and join hands with RJD and Congress to form the new government in Bihar.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS