After Nitish Kumar’s outburst against Manjhi on camera, Tejashwi Yadav’s defense | Latest News India


Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, currently embroiled in a controversy over his population control remark, courted another controversy on Thursday as he yelled at his former confidante, Jitan Ram Manjhi. In a fit of rage, Kumar said Manjhi became the chief minister of Bihar because of his “stupidity”.

Nitish Kumar speaking Bihar assembly on Thursday.
Nitish Kumar speaking Bihar assembly on Thursday.

The outburst came after Manjhi questioned the state government’s caste survey. Manjhi was a JDU leader and a close confidante of Nitish Kumar. He became the Bihar chief minister in 2014, but was forced to quit the post after a year. Miffed, he formed Hindustani Awam Morcha. His party is now with the BJP-led NDA

“He keeps saying he too has been a chief minister. He became the chief minister because of my stupidity. Does he have any sense (ye bolta hai ki hum Mukhyamantri the. Meri moorkhta ki vajah se mukhyamantri bana. Isko koi sense hai)”, Kumar said on camera, triggering ruckus in the house.

His party colleagues can seen in the viral video tugging his kurta in an unsuccessful attempt to calm him down.

He also said Manjhi had no sense.

Also read: Himanta Sarma says ‘beemar’ Nitish Kumar needs treatment, asks JDU to remove him as Bihar CM

As BJP MLAs rose in protest, Kumar said Jitan Ram Manjhi wants to be the governor of Bihar. “Please oblige him,” he added.

The Bihar assembly was later adjourned for the day after the house passed bills that raised reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for SCs, STs, EBCs and OBCs from 50 per cent to 65 per cent.

Manjhi warned that he would lodge a complaint against Kumar to the governor and Union home minister. He also demanded the President’s rule.

“Only a couple of days ago he had brought shame to the state through his remarks about women. His repeated misconduct shows he is no more in a sound state of mind and cannot be entrusted to hold such an important post,” he added.

Some BJP MLAs claimed Kumar had insulted a Dalit.

His deputy Tejashwi Yadav came to his defense again. Yadav had downplayed Kumar’s controversial population remark as “sex education”. Today, he said the CM hadn’t uttered any anti-Dalit word ever.

“The CM has never uttered any anti-Dalit word ever… Such language is seen in the BJP. I should not mention much, there is no gain in recalling the past… The way leaders of the BJP use derogatory language against my father, and my entire family is it hidden? Should I bring it on record? In politics, such allegations are exchanged… But we should focus on positive works,” he said.

With inputs from PTI, ANI


Source link

Leave a Comment