Battle for Bihar: Nitish Plays Safe on Prospective CM Candidate Proposals

Published: 06th August 2015 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2015 09:18 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday played it safe when confronted with question whether he will accept somebody from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as the chief ministerial face, saying there is nothing to worry about as the state’s future is safe.

Responding to the question on his Twitter programme hashtag AskNitish “If your party (JD (U)) and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD contest for the same number of seats and Lalu wins from a majority then would you accept CM from the RJD?” Nitish said: “You don’t worry. Bihar’s future is safe.”

When asked “Are you concerned that @laluprasadrjd alliance is not going smoothly & how does it impact your image?” to which he replied: “I don't see any problem in the alliance, it's a political process and it is no different from any other alliance.”

On being asked whether this election is a referendum on him and is there a clash of egos between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi or clash of ideologies, Nitish said “This election is a referendum on my policies and my track record as a CM. There is no clash, if any, it is of ideologies.”

Nitish has joined hands with his former adversary Lalu Prasad Yadav to counter the BJP.

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