Tejashwi Yadav felt ashamed being a Bihari at Kumaraswamy's swearing-in. But why?
Leader of Opposition and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has narrated an incident on his Twitter page on how he felt ashamed being a Bihari when he was present at the swearing in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on 23rd May. The incident relates to how BJP was allegedly indulging in horse trading and tried to poach Congress and JDS MLAs to form government in Karnataka.
Tejashwi Yadav said that during his stay in Bengaluru, people took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar commenting that none of the Congress and JDS legislators sold themselves to the BJP though they tried hard to purchase them by luring them of plum posts and money but failed to understand that how the Bihar CM sold himself to the saffron party last year.
Bengaluru ke logon ne kaha BJP ki boli mein hamare Karnataka ka ek bhi vidhayak nahi bikaa lekin bIhar mein to aapke Mukhyamantri hi bik gaya (BJP could not buy a single legislators of Karnataka but the in Bihar the Chief Minister sold himself to them), said Tejashwi Yadav in a tweet.
Tejashwi said that he was stunned into silence by the comments made by the people in Karnataka and he felt ashamed not as a politician but as a native of Bihar.
Main nishabd tha. Ek politician nahi balki ek Bihari hone ke naate ye sun kar bura laga (I was speechless, not as a politician but as someone who is from Bihar), tweeted Tejaswi.
Tejashwi Yadav's jibe on Nitish is in the backdrop of him snapping ties with RJD-Congress last year and forging alliance with BJP again to form govt.
Reacting to Tejashwi's tweet, JDU has hit back maintaining that his father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, when he was the CM in between 1990-97, looted the state and also siphoned money that was meant for fodder of the cattle. Spokeperson Sanjay Singh said that instead of being speechless, Tejashwi Yadav should speak up and counter whether or not corruption was rampant in RJD tenure and did not Lalu take money for transfer-posting and making people legislators.
Tejashwi Yadav should reply to the corruption charges on his father. He should tell whether or not money used to exchange hands for transfer and posting of govt officials. Lalu used to make his party men legislators by taking money, said Sanjay Singh, JDU spokesperson.