PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday backed Narendra Modi and said he will return as the Prime Minister of the country after 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Speaking to media after forming the government in Bihar following dramatic end to the 20-month-old grand alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD and the Cogress, Nitish Kumar said: “Nobody in India has the capacity to take on Modi ji.”
The next Lok Sabha election is scheduled to take place in 2019.
Modi became Prime Minister after his BJP recorded a massive win the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
He explained why he decided to break the grand alliance and said he had no other left.
“I was left with no other choice. I tolerated them. Though this happens in an alliance but I ran out of patience,” Kumar said while addressing the press conference.
“We worked hard to keep the alliance together,” Kumar said.
Nitish Kumar won the trust vote with the support of 131 MLAs in the Assembly on Friday even as his erstwhile partner RJD spewed venom on him, terming the new alliance of Nitish with BJP as a betrayal oNDA
f people’s trust.
JD-U-BJP proved the majority in the House with 131 votes in favour as against 108 for the Opposition.
–India Blooms News Service