Paswan mocks possibility of Nitish becoming PM, says post not vacant for 15 years

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday mocked over the possibilities of Nitish Kumar becoming the Prime Minister in 2019 and said that there is no vacancy for the post till next 15 years. 

Updated: Apr 30, 2016, 19:59 PM IST
Paswan mocks possibility of Nitish becoming PM, says post not vacant for 15 years
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Patna: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday mocked over the possibilities of Nitish Kumar becoming the Prime Minister in 2019 and said that there is no vacancy for the post till next 15 years. 

The LJP chief was talking to ANI and was quoted saying, "Nitish will become PM only when there will be vacancy for the post. For now, the post if reserved till next 15 years." (Vacancy hogi tab hi toh PM banege.)

The LJP chief was reacting on NCP President Sharad Pawars recent backing of Kumar for the PMs post.

Furthermore, Paswan claimed Sharad Pawar had made the comment in a lighter vein since there was no serious thought in backing Kumar for the post.

On Lalu Yadav also declaring his support for Nitish Kumar for PM post, Paswan tells reporters, “Lalu has his own game plan in saying so. Nobody has ever been secure after aligning with the RJD chief.”

Earlier on Thursday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar gave his endorsement for an anti-BJP political platform for the next Lok Sabha polls and stated that an alliance can be formed under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.

(With PTI inputs)