BJP, Nitish now synonymous with deceit, betrayal: Tejashwi

Tejashwi Yadav (File Photo)

Patna, Dec 26 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying they have become synonymous with deceit and betrayal.

“The BJP and Nitish Kumar have become synonymous with deceit and betrayal in politics. The country has seen that RJD chief Lalu Prasad didn’t bow before the BJP’s designs and stood with a commitment for his politics,” Tejashwi Yadav, a former Deputy Chief Minister and younger son of Lalu Prasad said here.

It was the first time since the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo was convicted and sent to judicial custody in a fodder scam case that Tejashwi Yadav targeted the BJP and Nitish Kumar in an aggressive tone, unlike the popular notion that in the changed scenario, he would go on the defensive.

He taunted: “If Laluji had joined hands with the BJP, the so-called fodder scam would have turned into a ‘bhaichara ghotala’ (friendly affair) in two minutes and he would have become Raja Harishchandra of India today.”

The people were angry over the fact that though they had voted for the BJP to be in the opposition, it had become a ruling party, courtesy Nitish Kumar, and while they voted for the RJD to be a ruling party, it was sitting in the opposition benches, he added.

The BJP, casteist outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its “ambassador” Nitish Kumar had not only conspired to frame Laluji, they were also abusing him, he stated.

“This so-called corruption is only an excuse. They have also used casteist abuses against former Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur but there was never a corruption charge against him.

“BJP is a factory to create and spread lies, hypocrisy and false propaganda,” Tejashwi Yadav said.

After addressing party leaders and workers in the absence of Lalu Prasad, he said the RJD would be united and strong to counter and challenge communal forces in the country.