New Delhi: BJP today described as “malicious and baseless” the charges made by Nitish Kumar that it was luring JD(U) MLAs, and said it has nothing to do with its internal strife and charged the former Bihar chief minister of doing “dirty politics”.
The BJP also questioned Nitish Kumar on why he was unable to control his own MLAs and why he has no faith on them and has brought them to Delhi to keep them under the security of UP government in Greater Noida.
“We totally reject this malicious charge. They are unfortunate and shameful. It is a desperate Nitish Kumar who is yet to come to terms with his very conclusive defeat in the Bihar Lok Sabha elections. It is a clear indication of frustration.
“BJP has nothing to do with internal fight of JD-U. This fight is within JD-U. Nitish Kumar should not vent out his frustration on BJP,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
The senior BJP leader said it is not expected of Nitish Kumar to make such “lightweight and baseless” allegations which the BJP refutes. He said allegation of BJP offering tickets and money to lure MLAs are completely baseless.
“Nitish Kumar has made false, baseless and malicious allegations against BJP. Without naming any leader, he has criticised Prime Minister and Amit Shah. We outrightly reject his remarks. They are baseless and false. Such false and baseless allegations are not expected of Nitish Kumar, who talks of dignity and probity,” he said.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain also termed as right the decision of Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi to allow Manjhi to prove his majority on February 20 as the same was notified earlier.
“Nitish Kumar is indulging in dirty politics by pointing fingers at a Constitutional authority. He is in the habit of criticising everybody. It seems he is too eager and is in a hurry to get power.
“The Governor has taken the right decision to invite Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to prove his majority as convening of the assembly session was notified earlier. There cannot be separate session for Nitish Kumar to fulfil his aspirations for attaining power,” Hussain told