New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The political tussle in Bihar started with the Assembly Elections approaching to start in the state in November. After Amit Shah’s virtual rally last month, now Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has come into action to woo the voters.

RJD leader and Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday, during his address in the RJD’s ‘Milan Samaroh’, said that his party stayed in power for 15 years but nobody can deny that party supremo Lalu Yadav did not do social justice. Tejashwi also apologised for committing any mistakes during the tenure of RJD in Bihar.

"Well, we stayed in power for 15 years. But we were not a government then, we were small. But no one can deny that Lalu Ji did not do social justice. If we have made a mistake in those 15 years, we apologise for that too," Tejahswi Yadav said as reported by news agency ANI.

Training his guns at JD(U) leader and chief minister Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi said that during Lau’s tenure poor people of the state were respected but today even the Ministers in the state are getting the respect.

"Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also stayed in power for 15 years. He had asserted to give employment, improve farmers' condition and stated that development will take place in Bihar. Under the rule of Lalu Ji, party workers, poor people were respected but today even the Ministers are not being respected," he said.

Fissures in NDA coalition?

Meanwhile, the Lok Janshakti Party’s (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan is making headlines these days with his bitter comments for its ally Janata Dal (United) JD(U). Recently, Chirag Paswan, while conducting a video conference with LJP leaders said that every member of the party should be prepared for every situation in elections. Chirag's stance is seen as a strategy to win more seats in the assembly elections. However, the JDU is firm on its stand and don’t want to give more seats to the LJP.

Chirag, during his visit to some districts of the state earlier last month also strongly criticised the JDU government for law and order and healthcare system in the state.

Two reasons for Chirag Paswan’s displeasure with the allies:

First, Chirag Paswan suspects that the LJP will not get enough seats in Bihar Assembly elections even after its good performance in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Secondly, Chirag feels that his opinion on the matter of 12 seats of Bihar Legislative Council which were filled by the Governor quota, is not being considered and alleges that the BJP and JDU are only discussing among themselves about the seats.

Chirag had earlier suggested that, of the 12 seats, 2 should be given to the LJP while the remaining 10 should be divided equally between BJP and JDU.

Bihar Assembly polls are likely to be held in November. The state Legislative Assembly has 243 seats where the BJP is in power along with its NDA ally Janata Dal (United) and Lok Janshakti Party.

Posted By: Talib Khan