Former BJP ally and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha has warned Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to get ready for Dhokha number 2. “I want to tell BJP people that Nitish Kumar has been known for disrespecting the people’s mandate. Betraying people’s mandate and alliance partners are his old habits…BJP people should be ready to witness ‘Dhokha number 2’,” Kushwaha told reporters here.
“Aisa koi saga nahi jisko Nitish ne thaga nahi (There is nobody who has not been cheated by Nitish),” he said. This idiom will be translated into action here soon and hence the BJP should remain “cautious”, he said.
Kumar’s party was ally with BJP, But due to some internal reason he left the saffron party in 2013. Kumar later joined hands with the RJD and Congress to form Grand Alliance in Bihar which won the last state elections. However, in July 2017 Kumar brought down the Grand Alliance government as he pulled out of the grouping.
Asked if he though Tejashwi Yadav was responsible for Grand Alliance’s defeat in Bihar, Kushwaha said one person cannot be held responsible.
The former Union minister termed the Bihar CM’s decision to fill 32,000 posts of teachers in the state’s secondary and higher secondary schools as an “eye-wash”. The decision would not bring quality education in state-run schools, he said.