Why Nitish Kumar junked Lalu Prasad Yadav to join hands with Narendra Modi - India News
The rivalry between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar is known to one and all . When Lalu Prasad Yadav became chief minister of Bihar in. Lalu Prasad Yadav And Sushil Kumar Modi Have Been Each Others' leader from Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi, share a love-hate relationship. Happy to take the bait, Lalu responded with advice to Sushil Kumar on how to dress up. prime ministerial candidate, Nitish Kumar took his party out of the NDA. With Nitish Kumar resigning today, Nitish and Lalu Prasad Yadav have come a full circle having been friends, then enemies and then friends.
Lalu said there was no trouble in the grand alliance and continuing in power was his priority. His efforts and thoughts were centred on establishing his younger son as his heir apparent. But things have changed after CBI directly named Tejashwi as an accused. He also mentioned his days with the NDA, and when contacted, said that re-engagement with BJP is not ruled out but depends on the leadership.
Nitish Kumar's JD(U) Mounts Pressure on Lalu Prasad Yadav, Asks Him to 'Come Clean'
Sensing the inevitable, Lalu Camp, it seems, has upped the ante and become defiant to the demands of JD U. Bolstered by the support from Congress and other regional satraps, Lalu has decided to hit the street instead of bowing down to Nitish. Tejashwi himself indicated this after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The body language and defiance of Tejashwi, whom Lalu is grooming as his successor, has directly challenged Nitish Kumar as he again lobbed the ball in the latter's court.Jan Man: War of words amid Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar
After deciding not to side with a tainted face, Nitish Kumar would be bound to take action. After the raids, both were together in the cabinet meeting on Wednesday but did not interact.
Discomfort was evident even after the meeting. Nitish left the venue in a hurry but agitated Tejashwi preferred to talk to media, recounting his successful stint as minister, and ruled out putting in papers.
Can't live with or without you: Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar's love-hate relationship
At the personal level, their relationship goes a long way. Read about their incredible journey and their complicated relationship. File Photo Here's their intriguing story summed up in five fundamental questions. Under the tutelage of JP, who spearheaded anti-corruption movement against Indira Gandhi, the duo carved their own political careers.
They based their politics on socialism and renewed caste calculation, aiming to end the dominance of upper caste Hindus and bringing the likes of Yadavs and Kurmis into political importance.
Seizing power from CongressLalu became the chief minister of Bihar in Nitish, an influential Kurmi leader and a union minister in the VP Singh government at that time, was his loyal comrade. So why did they part their ways? With Lalu's ascent to power, came a new wave of political changes and distribution of political largesse.
Yadav's became the most influential caste bagging all major money-making jobs.
Lalu's brothers-in-law Sadhu and Subhash have been accused of unleashing what is known as "jungle raj". This created a certain disgruntlement among the non-Yadav backward classes.
However, the real fissure in their relation came with the implementation of the Mandal Commission recommendation by Bihar in Lalu's notorious brother-in laws Sadhu and Subhash Yadav Thakur writes in his book: But non-Yadavs in the coalition were almost immediately alerted to a catch in the clause: Yadavs, as the most populous, would get to skim the cream, the rest would have to scrape the bottom.
What did Nitish do to counter his powerful mentor Lalu?
Nitish Kumar led a successful rebellion within the Janata Dal with the backing of non-Yadav backward castes dominated by Kurmis and Koeris. After frequent ugly spats, he officially broke ranks with Lalu in at Chetna Rally in Gandhi Maidan, where thousands of non-Yadavs had gathered to listen to Nitish.