Battle for Bihar: Tejashwi dares BJP, sharpens attack on Nitish

Bihar, Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister, Tejashwi Yadav, Lalu Yadav
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Days after the BJP called Mahagathbandhan’s CM candidate Tejashwi Yadav ‘inexperienced’, a bitter war of words has now taken centrestage. Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Tejashwi hinted that the BJP-JD(U) combine is visibly worried with his presence.

“If I am inexperienced then why BJP is deploying full force against me? This proves that they are desperate. Is Nitish Kumar’s face not working? BJP is the largest party in the world but they don’t have any CM candidate in Bihar,” Tejashwi asked.

Tejashwi was elected to the Bihar legislative assembly from the Raghopur constituency in 2015. He was also the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar for 2 years under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.

“I was elected by the people of Bihar, I have been an MLA and leader of the opposition. My 5 years of experience is equivalent to 50 years of experience,” he said.

The absence of RJD Supremo Lalu Yadav is not upsetting Tejashwi’s Political campaigning ahead of elections. The young turk is also burning the midnight oil to fine tune his poll strategy to counter Nitish whom he has openly challenged him for debate on development.

RJD is also keeping all its options open – the latest being the option of a post-poll alliance with the Lok Janshakti Party. Tejashwi said, “If the need arises, the grand alliance may take Chirag Paswan’s help once results are out.” This statement may give sleepless nights to NDA. LJP walked out of the NDA in Bihar citing direct problems with the JD(U).

Speculations are also rife for a new tie-up as LJP leader Prince Raj met Tejashwi Yadav and his mother Rabri Devi.

Voting for 243 assembly constituencies in the state will be held in three phases from October 28.

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