Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar unimpressed with UP's population policy. (File Photo, Image credit: Outlook India)

Was not keen to become CM again: Nitish

On the final day of the Janata Dal-United national executive meeting Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar made a sensational revelation. He said that after the last Assembly election results he was not at all interested in becoming the CM of Bihar once again.

Delivering his final speech as the party’s national president he said that he wanted anyone—even from the BJP—to become the chief minister. But the responsibility was once again thrust upon him.

Nitish said that he was personally asked to continue as the chief minister—though he didn’t say who asked him to do so.

He said that he didn’t believe in propagating his achievements. Referring to his successor RCP Singh he said that he would be looking after the party affairs.

The body language, tone and tenor of Nitish’s speech suggests that he was not at all pleased with the way six of his seven MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh were taken away by the BJP just hours before the arrival of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to neighbouring Assam.

Party’s national spokesman K C Tyagi, while talking to newsmen also expressed his strong displeasure over the way JD-U MLAs were taken away by the friendly party, the BJP. This is against the coalition dharma, he said, adding that instead of inducting his party legislators into Arunachal Pradesh cabinet, the chief minister Pema Khandu has virtually merged the entire JD-U legislative party with the BJP.

Tyagi also hit out at the BJP for the so-called Love Jihad campaign and asked how can two adults be prevented from marrying on their own when the Constitution gives full right to do so.

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