As the Bihar assembly prepared for a crucial floor test on Monday, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav delivered a fiery speech, daring Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and vowing to halt the BJP’s advance in the state.
In his address, Yadav took aim at Kumar’s alliance with the BJP-led NDA, criticizing the JD(U) founder for taking oath as chief minister three times in a single term and questioning his allegiance to the opposition INDIA bloc.
Expressing sympathy for JD(U) MLAs who would have to defend Kumar’s political maneuvers, Yadav highlighted the contradictions in Kumar’s past criticisms of the BJP and his current praise for the party. Yadav asserted RJD’s commitment to job creation, contrasting it with Kumar’s shifting alliances.
Yadav, who often refers to Kumar as his uncle, declared that his “nephew” would lead the charge in stopping the BJP in Bihar. He invoked the legacy of socialist stalwart Karpoori Thakur, whose posthumous Bharat Ratna award was announced by the central government, suggesting that Kumar could receive the honor if he chose to deal with the Mahagathbandhan.
The speech underscored the high stakes of the floor test and the intensifying political rivalry between Yadav’s RJD and Kumar’s JD(U)-BJP alliance in Bihar. As the state braces for a test of political strength, Yadav’s bold rhetoric signals the determination of the opposition to challenge Kumar’s leadership and the BJP’s dominance in the region.