Lalu dubs Nitish 'an opportunist'
Dubbing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as an "opportunist," RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday accused Kumar of joining hands with the BJP to ensure the CBI and ED raids on RJD leaders and his family members to malign him.
Lalu Prasad also termed Kumar's "anti-BJP" drive as a well-scripted drama and the part of a "fixed game" between the JD(U) and the BJP.
"Nitish Kumar is an opportunist. He has not only betrayed the mandate of the people of Bihar, which was against the communal forces, but also the people of India," he alleged.
"Before 2015 elections when he sensed that he could not win on his own strength, he came to seek my help as he knew that RJD had a strong support base among the minorities and the backward section of the society," Lalu Prasad told reporters here.
Prasad made the remarks in the wake of Nitish Kumar walking out of the Grand Alliance in Bihar and forming a new government with the help of the BJP.
"Nitish Kumar is saying he left Grand Alliance as he was not comfortable in working with the RJD as corruption charges were levelled against us. But my question is who is he to question us, is he a CBI director or DGP of police?, he asked.
"Nitish Kumar has joined hands with BJP to ensure raids by the CBI, ED and Income Tax on RJD leaders and my family member just to malign me. He is an ungrateful person," Lalu Prasad said.