Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s private assault on his arch rival Lalu Prasad throughout the just lately held meeting elections evoked a visceral response from the latters son and Tejashwi Yadav, the Chief of the Opposition, on the ground of the state meeting on Friday.
Yadav expressed righteous anger over a speech made by the JD(U) chief wherein he had made a reference to the RJD supremos massive household, with out mentioning them by title, and linked it to alleged desire of Prasad, on having a male offspring.
“I hope the chief minister is conscious that the youngest youngster of my dad and mom was a lady, born after two sons”, mentioned Yadav, whose elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav can be a member of the state meeting and youthful sister Rajlaxmi Yadav is married within the household of Samajwadi Celebration president Mulayam Singh Yadav.
“Now allow us to come to the truth that the chief minister has just one son. Might we apply his personal yardsticks and say that he didn’t have one other out of concern that it could possibly be a lady”, remarked Yadav.
The younger RJD chief, who was collaborating within the debate on the governors handle to the newly constituted meeting, expressed dismay that whereas he targeted on “peoples points” throughout the elections, the ruling NDA selected to do in any other case.
“I used to be talking about jobs. And I bow earlier than the folks of Bihar who voted for us and helped us emerge as the only largest get together. However for manipulations by pliant officers posted in locations the place outcomes of tightly contested elections have been overturned, we’d have gotten the possibility to fulfil our guarantees”, Yadav alleged.
“However my opponents had different priorities. An individual a minimum of the prime minister indulged in title calling”, mentioned Yadav, in an indirect reference to the rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who coined the expression “jungle raj ke yuvraaj” to berate the RJD chief.
“I don’t prefer to make snide remarks towards my elders. This goes towards the values I’ve been introduced up with. I’ve at all times addressed the honourable chief minister, even in speeches uttered within the public, as chacha (uncle)”, mentioned Yadav.
“However my level is, does it behove a chief minister to make such utterances”, he requested with a rhetorical flourish to which Nitish Kumar responded with a charitable chuckle.
He additionally vowed to maintain the NDA on its toes, alleging that it was excessive on rhetoric however lacked “seriousness”.
Turning in direction of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, he mentioned, “you requested members of this Home to put on masks which exhibits your seriousness in regards to the pandemic. I at all times carry a masks and make it some extent to put on it too. However the seriousness or the dearth of it on a part of this authorities is self-evident”.
“The final time the Home had met, it was a day-long session. It was unanimously resolved that a committee on prevention of the unfold of the contagion shall be arrange. The then Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary is seated proper right here, now in his capability as a member of the cupboard. The chief minister, who was imagined to stroll the speak, can be right here. Yow will discover out from them how critical they’re”, Yadav added.