Chirag Paswan Changes His Tune About Nitish Kumar

LJP leader Chirag Paswan.

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Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan, just a day after he slammed the Nitish administration on developmental issues during his ongoing 'Bihar First, Bihari First' statewide 'yatra', took a U-turn on Sunday saying his statements were taken out of context and there was no misunderstanding between his party and Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-U.

Paswan reportedly buckled under intense pressure from the JD-U leaders, including party national spokesperson KC Tyagi who had angrily advised the LJP chief to remain within his limit. Sources said Chirag also got a bit of advice from his own father and former party president Ram Vilas Paswan who is a seasoned politician unlike his son who is still considered green when it comes to reading the pulse of the voters.

"Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is like a guardian to me. Some of my statements were misinterpreted in the media but I want to make it very clear that there is no misunderstanding between me and the Chief Minister," the younger Paswan said.

Continue to backpedal after accusing the Nitish administration of failing to control crime in the state, the party president went on to praise the state police department for being one of the best in the country while also showering praise on the Chief Minister for ushering unprecedented development in Bihar.

"No one can say there has been no development in the Nitish regime. All I was trying to say that there was still a lot of room for improvement and Bihar will become a fully developed state in the next term of the NDA government," he said adding the NDA was poised to win at least 225 seats in the upcoming elections in Bihar.

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