Rahul hits out at Nitish, may have shut door on tie-up | India News
Regardless of appeals from JD(U) that Congress keep away from the RJD protest at Jantar Mantar within the capital, Rahul not solely confirmed up however cited the presence of political leaders on the dais as an image of uniting opposition. Extra importantly, he took on Nitish Kumar by saying that if he was actually ashamed of the incident, he ought to take expeditious motion towards the accused.
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Younger Yadav was at his relentless greatest towards Kumar, his bête-noire, setting the tone for the protest which was joined by AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, CPM chief Sitaram Yechury and JD(U) insurgent Sharad Yadav, amongst others.
The body at Jantar Mantar got here although Kumar’s emissaries have been in contact with Congress over his restiveness with ally BJP: an overture which some in Congress appeared desirous to reciprocate as a way to stop the saffron occasion from repeating its sweep of 40 LS seats in 2014.
JD(U) gained the meeting elections in partnership with RJD and Congress, however final 12 months give up the alliance and joined palms with BJP. Because the break-up, Yadav has saved up a robust onslaught towards Kumar and repeatedly mentioned that RJD’s doorways have been shut on “dhokhebaaz chacha”. Saturday’s protest prompt that Congress too could also be veering in the direction of RJD’s place on JD(U). Not like RJD, Congress has believed that regardless of the “betrayal”, the opposition would notch a robust political acquire within the notion battle towards BJP forward of the 2019 elections if Kumar switched sides once more.
Weakening BJP is extra vital, ran Congress’s argument, than smarting underneath Kumar’s “betrayal”.