Attacking BJP straight with mincing no words, JD(U) supremo and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar demanded an explanation from ally BJP over spokesperson Shahwaz Hussain’s claims that he was denied ticket from Bhagalpur constituency at the CM’s behest.
In an interview to TV Bihar CM termed Hussain’s comments “highly irresponsible”.
“I got him the seat from Bhagalpur and he won with JD(U) support the first time. His statement is highly irresponsible. Not only should he retract it, I strongly urge the BJP to issue a clarification,” Kumar said.
Hussain had tweeted on March 23 that he would not be contesting from Bhagalpur, seemingly blaming the JD(U) for “taking his seat”.
“I will not be contesting from Bhagalpur this time. As part of NDA alliance in Bihar, Nitish Kumar’s JDU has taken my seat along with seats of 6 sitting MPs of BJP. However, I will work hard for the party in #LokSabhaElections2019 #PhirEkBaarModiSarkar,” he had tweeted.
As per the seat-sharing pact, the BJP and JD(U) will be contesting on 17 seats each in BJP, while the LJP will fight on six.