‘Hope Nitish Kumar Stands Firm in Alliance With RJD': Prashant Kishor on Bihar
Kishor said, "I hope Nitish Kumar fulfils the aspirations of the people of Bihar."
Speaking on the political developments in Bihar, poll strategist Prashant Kishor said on Wednesday, 10 August, that political instability has been going on in the state for the last 10 years and he hopes that Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar stands firm on the new alliance he has built with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
"Nitish Kumar has said that he is starting a new chapter. I hope he fulfils the aspirations of the people of Bihar," Kishor added.
Kishor further said, "I see what's happening now in the context of the era of political instability in Bihar. Since 2013-14, this is the 6th attempt to form government in Bihar. Formations are changed when one's political or administrative expectations are not fulfilled."
BJP Takes to Streets, Nitish To Take Oath Today
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is out on streets in Patna, protesting against Nitish Kumar, who is set to take oath as chief minister of for the eighth time on Wednesday, 10 August.
This comes a day after he called off the JD(U)-BJP coalition and announced a 'Mahagathbandan' of seven parties. The ceremony will take place at 2 pm at Raj Bhavan.
‘Political Developments State Specific’: Kishor
Commenting on whether this will help create an alternate opposition on a national scale, Prashant Kishor said, "I believe the latest political developments in Bihar are specific to the state. I don't think this is done with the thought of creating an alternate opposition on a national level in the country."
Further, speaking on Tejashwi Yadav, who is set to take oath on Wednesday as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Kishor said, " Tejashwi Yadav is the leader of the single largest party in Bihar, and probably he will play a major role in running this new formation. The people will be able to see how he functions in this new government."
"People of Bihar will expect that this new formation (JD(U) and RJD) lasts, and its priorities should be in sync with people's aspirations. What needs to be seen is whether or not the new government will function better than the previous government," Kishor added.
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