Manjhi, who was supposed to stage a silent demonstration at Ambedkar Memorial near Patna High Court, could not do it as he was denied permission from district administration.
Manjhi said he would hold a dharna against Nitish for his unsavoury remarks against him as it was not only an insult to him but also to the entire Dalit community of Bihar and the country.
“Who made you the CM? It was my stupidity that I made you the CM. This man has no sense, no idea,” Nitish berated Manjhi for his previous term in office.
It is being speculated that Manjhi wanted his son Santosh Kumar Suman, who is also the president of Hindustani Awam Morcha, to be given a ticket in the Lok Sabha election.
Chirag has a good command over the Paswan community, which constitutes around six per cent of the state’s population.
Jitan Ram Manjhi and his son Santosh Kumar Suman had quit the Nitish Kumar cabinet on June 13 saying they were under pressure by the CM to merge HAM with JD(U).
According to party leaders, there was pressure from Nitish to merge HAM with JD(U), which was not agreeable to them.
"We are also keeping the option open for setting up a third front", said the HAM president whose party has switched allies many times since it was founded eight years ago.
Was snooping on allies, says Nitish amid speculations of Jitan Ram Manjhi's party exiting Bihar alliance
The rumours of a rift between the two politicians started surfacing when Jitan Ram Manjhi met Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on April 14.