Tejashwi questions Nitish: If BJP is winning Gujarat, why is JD(U) fighting there?
Tejashwi Yadav said that Nitish Kumar should not fool the public by claiming that the JD(U) was fighting elections in Gujarat as part of the strategy to expand the party in other states.
Former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav has questioned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar that if Nitish was confident that the BJP will be winning elections in Gujarat, why was his party JD(U) fighting elections there on limited number of seats?
Tejashwi suggested that JD(U) was jumping into the poll fray in Gujarat to help the BJP win elections.
"Nitish is repeatedly saying that the BJP will win Gujarat elections but now his party says that they will fight on 50 seats. If the BJP is winning Gujarat then why is the JD(U) fighting elections? Do they think public is fool?" said Tejashwi Yadav.
Tejashwi said that Nitish should not fool the public by claiming that the JDU was fighting elections in Gujarat as part of the strategy to expand the party in other states.
He said that Nitish kept away from Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to stop any division of votes there in order to benefit the BJP and then his party fought the MCD elections in Delhi to cut into the votes of Aam Aadmi Party to help the saffron party.
"JDU did not fight Uttar Pradesh polls because had Nitish fought there, the Kurmis there would have voted for him and that would have damaged the chances of BJP. Similarly in Delhi, JDU cut into 50-100 votes of AAP on each seat and helped BJP," said Tejaswi Yadav.
Slamming JDU's decision to fight elections in Gujarat, Tejashwi asked four questions to the JDU:
- Will Nitish be the CM candidate of the NDA in next assembly elections in Bihar in 2020?
- Will Nitish snap ties with the BJP if he is not made CM candidate?
- Does Nitish have qualifications to become PM?
- Does JDU have the courage to fight any election on its own?