Tejashwi Yadav attacks Nitish Kumar, JD(U)-BJP hit back

Tejashwi Yadav attacks Nitish Kumar, JD(U)-BJP hit back

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav - PTI photo

Patna, October 25

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is tired and no longer able to manage Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday, drawing sharp retort from leaders of the ruling NDA.

Yadav (31) apparently referring to the age of the 69-year-old Chief Minister, said he was tired. “He gives up when faced with difficult situations, be it the Covid pandemic or the acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) outbreak in Muzaffarpur,” said the RJD leader.

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“From the kind of boring, meaningless speeches he is giving and the things he is doing, it seems Nitish Kumar has no energy left. He is no longer able to manage Bihar,” said Tejashwi. The comment drew sharp reactions from leaders of the ruling coalition.

JD(U) state president Basistha Narayan Singh said, “Kumar is more energetic than many youths. He works 14-15 hours a day, which even youngsters won’t be able to do. The comment is bereft of any logic.”

State minister Sanjay Kumar Jha hit back at Tejashwi, saying the CM was at least not a “Class IX fail like him”.

Reacting to a similar comment by Tejashwi, the Chief Minister had recently said, “He says I am tired. Let him first answer where was he when Covid hit Bihar.” — PTI

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