Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday appealed to all the political parties opposed to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come together and take on the ruling party in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
After being officially coronated as the national president of the Janata Dal United (JD-U) here, Kumar urged his party workers not to project him as the next prime ministerial candidate.
While putting forward the example of 'Mahagathbandhan' in Bihar, the Chief Minister appealed to parties to unite against the BJP, make sacrifices and follow the policy of give and take.
The JD(U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress forged an alliance to form 'Mahagathbandhan' to take on the Narendra Modi-powered BJP in the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls. Notably, the grand alliance registered an emphatic win in the state elections.
Nitish Kumar asked the BJP to fulfill its election promise of bringing back the black money stashed abroad.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav recently advocated for Kumar being projected as the next prime minister.
When asked whether RJD would support the Bihar JD (U) leader as the prime ministerial candidate, Lalu said, “Yeah sure, there is no second thought on this.”
Ever since Lalu and Nitish, the arch rivals-turned-friends, steered the 'Mahagathbandhan' to a resounding victory in 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections, both have been very critical of PM Narendra Modi.
The Bihar CM was elected party president, replacing Sharad Yadav on April 10 at the party`s national executive meeting held in New Delhi.
JD-U general secretary KC Tyagi told the media that Nitish Kumar was formally endorsed by the party leaders and workers from across the country at the JD-U national council meeting in Patna.