New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's efforts to emerge as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national level appears to have not gone down well with his 'Mahagathbandhan' partners.
Former union minister and senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has come out against Kumar and criticised his trips across the nation. The Bihar CM has already visited Kerala and Jharkhand and held a big rally in Varanasi yesterday.
A known confidante of RJD Chief Lalu Yadav, Raghuvansh Prasad said that Nitish Kumar was weakening the anti-BJP forces by projecting himself as a leader of the group.
The Indian express quoted him as saying: “Nitish looks to be an obstacle to the possible unity of secular forces for Mission 2019. His selfishness is weakening the unity of the Grand Alliance. He has been projecting himself as a leader.”
Interestingly Lalu and his son Tejashwi, who is also deputy CM, have supported Nitish's projection as PM candidate against Modi in 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Raghuvansh Prasad added that Nitish does not have it in him to take on the RSS-BJP combine on his own and that he should have discussed the proposal to go national with his alliance partner (RJD), but he has done so.
On Nitish lauding himself for enforcing a liquor ban in Bihar, Prasad said it was Nitish who took liquor to every household in Bihar and now he is himself enforcing a ban.