RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son and former Deputy CM of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav today lambasted Nitish Kumar for parting ways from the Grand Alliance and joining hands with the BJP to form government in the state. In a series of tweets, the junior Yadav called Kumar an ‘opportunist’ and claimed that he has a very ‘clean image’.
Tejashwi, who is facing corruption charges, said that he had ‘entered politics with a clean slate and was eager to write a positive story’.
"I entered (the) government with a clean slate, with a keen desire of writing a positive story for people of Bihar, only to find an opportunist rival," the 26-year-old RJD leader tweeted.
Tejashwi Yadav said the ‘vicious greed for power of opportunism will spell its own doom’. "People are not fools that they (will) digest their penchant for wicked power grab," he added.
I entered in govt with a clean slate with a keen desire of writing a positive story for people of Bihar, only to find an opportunist rival!— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 27, 2017
The tweets came after a two-member Bihar cabinet of CM Nitish Kumar and BJP leader Sushil Modi as his deputy was sworn in, some 12 hours after the Janata Dal-United chief resigned and split the Grand Alliance that had come to power 20 months ago.
Apparently referring to corruption charges against him and his father, Tejashwi said he was not perturbed by the ‘past baggage, though unjustified’, when he was entrusted to carry the expectations of people's mandate in the role of Deputy Chief Minister. He said that both the BJP and the JD-U were perturbed by his performance and "vendetta against me exposes their viciousness".
"Much to their dismay, they were unable to point a single lacuna in my performance. So resorted to low-level vindictive and opportunistic politics." "Repercussions are expected and imminent," Tejashwi said.