Amidst the rhetoric of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) leaders in Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) claims that 17 JD (U) MLAs are in touch with them and they want to join the RJD. The JDU has however denied the RJD’s claim.
Significantly, Bihar’s politics is hot after six out of seven JDU MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh join the BJP. Distance between JDU and BJP has also increased in this matter. Meanwhile, RJD leader and former minister Shyam Razak on Wednesday claimed that 17 JDU MLAs are in his support who want to topple Nitish Kumar’s government.
According to a report by news agency IANS, Shyam Rajak told reporters, “Many JDU MLAs are upset with BJP’s style of functioning.” The JDU MLAs are upset with the way the BJP is dominating and taking decisions. These JDU MLAs don’t want BJP to dominate. In such a situation, 17 MLAs are in contact with RJD. ” He also claimed that we will include the same MLAs in our party, who will be supporters of socialism and secularism.
On the other hand, JDU spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan strongly denied RJD’s claim and said RJD should save his house first. It is worth mentioning that in the assembly elections held in November, the NDA got 125 seats and the grand alliance of opposition parties got 110 seats.