‘Quit if you have problem with alliance but we can’t tolerate attacking CM,’ Congress tells Lalu’s party
PATNA: The Congress today came out in open support of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, advising the RJD to withdraw from the ruling grand alliance if it had any problem with the government.
“It’s not a good strategy to defame the chief minister while being in the government. The BJP is already thee to do that…Quit the alliance if you have any problem with the government. ,” Bihar state Congress Committee President Ashok Chaudhary told the media on Tuesday.
Chaudhary who is also the education minister in the government asked the coalition partners to work for strengthening the alliance, rather than weakening it.
“If you want to keep the alliance alive, behave properly. If not, you are free to quit,” he warned.
The Congress is apparently irked over the ongoing attacks on the chief minister by the RJD leaders, such as Mohamamd Shahabuddin and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.
The entire controversy got created after RJD politician Mohammad Shahabuddin said “Nitish Kumar is a chief minister by circumstances while his leader is Lalu Prasad”.
He also rejected Kumar being a “mass leader” saying the latter “can’t win more than 20 seats if he contests the elections alone.”