Patna: Despite him cozying up to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar after walking out of the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan that allowed him to keep his seat as the Chief Minister of Bihar in July 2017, Nitish Kumar is reportedly considering campaigning against the saffron party in the Karnataka Assembly polls that are to be held on May 15.
Janata Dal – U National Chief General Secretary K C Tyagi on Thursday said that it was only natural for the leader of the JD-U to campaign in Karnataka where this party was born.
"Janata Dal has given four Chief Minister to Karnataka. We have campaigned in the state in the past and there was nothing wrong in JD-U President canvassing for party candidates in this state," Tyagi said.
Sanjay Jha, party National General Secretary also came out in defense of the idea of Nitish Kumar campaigning in Karnataka.
"We have made it very clear from the very beginning that our alliance with the BJP is only in Bihar and not everywhere. Earlier we campaigned against the BJP in Gujarat and Nagaland so how is Karnataka any different?" Jha asked adding the JD-U will be fielding its candidates in 34 Assembly seats in Karnataka.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS