Patna, Jagran team. On the second day of his opposition unity mission to the country on Tuesday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was furious after hearing the name of his former colleague and ex-Union minister RCP Singh . When the Delhi media asked him questions about RCP Singh, he said that he had to bring him into politics and the party, made him president instead, but went with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Nitish Kumar is meeting several opposition leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, as part of his campaign for opposition unity. Earlier on Monday, he had met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
Nitish Kumar has spoken of leaving petty controversies against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for the larger goal of opposition unity. At the same time, it has also been clarified that he is not in the race for the position of prime minister (Race for the prime minister of the opposition).
Nitish Kumar furious after hearing RCP Singh’s name
Talking to the media, Nitish Kumar got angry on hearing the name of RCP Singh. He said he was driven into politics. He was IAS. made him his private secretary. Where did you get them? He brought politics and his own party, made him party president in his place. But he went with BJP. Talking about not giving preference to RCP Singh’s statements, Nitish Kumar said there is no point in talking.
Meet Yechury, Raja, Kejriwal and OP Chautala
Earlier, Nitish Kumar met Communist Party Marxist (CPM) leader Sitaram Yechury, Communist Party of India (CPI) D Raja, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and leader of the ‘INLD, Om Prakash Chautala. He is also likely to meet Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Sharad Pawar tonight. Nitish Kumar had a busy day in Delhi today.
Nitish wants strong opposition against BJP and Modi
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who until recently was with the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), is now the Chief Minister of the Mahagathbandhan government with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress. Now they have started with the mission of strong opposition against BJP and PM Modi. Today he said that the union of all the regional parties, the Left parties and the Congress will make a big difference. He said he is not a candidate for the post of prime minister and has no claim. They are just trying to connect the opposition.
it is not easy to face the opposition with each other
It is not an easy task to build a strong national alternative against the BJP by bringing together the opposition parties, giving priority to their respective regional interests. Regional parties include Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. Nitish Kumar will also have to join regional satraps like Lalu Prasad Yadav, Hemant Soren, Sharad Pawar, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Om Prakash Chautala and Parkash Singh Badal. Without the Congress, the national face of the opposition cannot be formed and many regional parties do not have good relations with the Congress, Nitish Kumar also knows.
Great obstacles for ambitions in the way of strong opposition
Clearly, the opposition’s mission of unity has many significant impediments to local ambitions. But the way Nitish Kumar formed the Mahagathbandhan government by ousting the BJP from the Bihar government, has increased his acceptance as a strong opposition leader across the country. Meanwhile, his name has also been floated as the opposition prime ministerial face in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Even in this, he has made it clear that he is not in the race for the prime ministerial post.
Nitish met Rahul yesterday, today Kejriwal
Currently, Nitish Kumar has started his mission by going to Delhi. Seeing the national face of the Congress, he met Rahul Gandhi on the first day of his tour in Delhi. In this regard, he also met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today.
Important is Nitish’s meeting with Kejriwal and Chautala
Nitish’s meeting with Arvind Kejriwal and Om Prakash Chautala is considered important. It is difficult to ignore Om Prakash Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana for opposition unity. Akali Dal’s Parkash Singh Badal may also come with Chautala, but Arvind Kejriwal is Badal’s opponent in Punjab. In this situation, Nitish Kumar’s meeting with Kejriwal and Chautala is believed to have discussed Punjab politics.
Edited by: Amit Alok