Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who’s being broadly projected because the opposition’s high candidate to tackle Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, on Tuesday denied that he has any intention to contest the subsequent parliamentary election from Uttar Pradesh`s Phulpur constituency.
“I’m shocked. There isn’t a such factor,” the Bihar CM stated whereas including that his solely ambition is to unite opposition events within the nation. The Janata Dal-United chief stated that selling the brand new era is his motive, whereas apparently referring to his deputy and RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav, who was standing simply behind him.
“I’ve no private ambition to turn into MP or every other publish within the nation. My supporters could promote my title however I’m trying to contest the election,” Nitish Kumar stated.
“The best way some individuals (BJP leaders) are dividing the society via communal agenda of Hindu-Muslim to take benefit in election, I’m towards it and therefore I’m working for the unity of most opposition events within the nation to get success in 2024 Lok Sabha election and my efforts will proceed,” Nitish Kumar stated.
“The current authorities within the centre is dividing the nation. They’re attempting to take management over each organisation together with the media. You individuals higher learn about it. There isn’t a work within the nation executed by the Central authorities. The robust opposition is within the curiosity of the nation to show classes to the individuals engaged on divisive politics,” he stated.
It might be recalled that the Phulpur Parliamentary constituency lies in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and was as soon as represented by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Nitish Kumar has been repeatedly saying that he has no Prime Ministerial ambitions however his social gathering has ben projecting him as opposition’s best choice for the 2024 polls. Nonetheless, high opposition events have made it clear that they’re removed from any such understanding.
Throughout his latest go to to Delhi, Kumar met the opposition leaders, together with Congress’s Rahul Gandhi and ending with Arvind Kejriwal.
Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav will reportedly journey to Haryana to take part in a rally which is prone to be attended by a number of leaders of opposition events.