Patna: Apparently a casual remark made by former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi on Friday is expected to give jitters in the BJP camp. She suggested that the party may give a thought over accommodating Nitish Kumar into the Grand Alliance.
On Friday, a large number of leaders and workers reached Rabri Devi's residence and wished her happy New Year. While addressing the media, the former CM referred to the recent incident in Arunachal Pradesh where six Janata Dal United leaders joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said the BJP could try the same political trick in Bihar.
Asked about Nitish returning to the Opposition Grand Alliance, Rabri said the party leaders and MLAs would sit together and consider it.
She opined in her own inimitable style, "BJP does its work internally, everybody comes to know of it only when they have completely done it."
Rabri again tried to corner the ruling Nitish government regarding the law and order situation in the state. She said, "Today is the first day of the New Year, for this reason I do not want to speak, but the law and order situation in the state has taken a turn for the worse. Incidents of murder, rape and robbery are taking place almost every day."
Rabri said at present, the BJP is running the government and not Nitish Kumar, adding, that it is the BJP that took the decision on the recent transfers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers in the state.
The wife of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad said those criticising her son and Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav, moving out of Patna must focus on other important issues. She said whenever Tejashwi leaves Bihar, it is related to work.
Rabri congratulated the people of Bihar on the beginning of 2021 and wished that the year is fruitful for both the state and the country.
It is worth to note that recently senior RJD leader Shyam Rajak had claimed that several JD(U) leaders are expected to switch their sides and join the Grand Alliance as a block. However, Nitish Kumar had rebuffed the claim.