Bihar’s leader of opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav’s claim, made on Friday, that the Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government would fall in the next two to three months has been rejected by the ruling alliance and it has targeted the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader instead for remaining missing from his constituency during the pandemic.
Yadav made the sensational claim during a visit to his assembly constituency of Raghopur, where he was shown black flags by the Pappu Yaday-led Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) workers for his continued absence during the pandemic. They had earlier put up a banner declaring the MLA had gone “missing” from his constituency.
The RJD’s leader’s statement comes close on the heels of the factional feud in the Lok Janshakti Party and ahead of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s return to state capital in July.
RJD’s ally Congress said Tejashwi’s statement “carried weight”. “The leader of the opposition’s claim carries weight. NDA leaders are in touch with us as they are not pleased with the government,” party leader Kuntal Krishna said.
However, the ruling Janata Dal –United (JD-U) dismissed Yadav’s claim.