Can't live with or without you: Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar's love-hate relationship
The rivalry between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar is known to one and all . When Lalu Prasad Yadav became chief minister of Bihar in. In this November 8, , file photo, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar hugs Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav before addressing a news. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar stand testimony to what we call topsy-turvy, love-hate relationship – basically.
File image of Nitish Kumar.
He was adored and admired for his no-nonsense image and administrative efficiency right from the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee down to the last person in the BJP. In the context of Bihar politics, he came across as a leader whose writ ran more effectively in the BJP than any other leader of the state.
Lalu and Nitish: Friends? Enemies? No, they are the ultimate frenemies - India News
But Nitish chose to undo all that in Apparently, the chain of events that preceded overwhelmed him and prompted him to completely misread the situation. But the seeds of the blunder were sown much earlier, in A substantial amount of blame for Nitish entering the silly phase inlies in his erroneous reading of the Bihar Assembly verdict that brought back to power with a massive majority. Nitish interpreted this massive electoral victory as a gross endorsement of his line against Modi he kept Modi at an arm's length and ensured that the BJP did not send him to Bihar for campaigning.
Since the election result saw Lalu trounced so comprehensively, Nitish genuinely believed that he would be the new rallying point for Muslims in Bihar and through them, all over the country. What appears to have led Nitish up the garden path was the goading by a section of BJP stalwarts who had tried to convince him that Modi would not be acceptable to the Sangh Parivar.
Given the stature of LK Advani as tallest leader of the party and the fact that the top posts within the organisation were filled by his loyalists, Nitish had gained the impression that Modi would find resistance at every step of the way to Delhi's national politics. He did not see the ground shifting.
That prompted him to harden his opposition a few degree more each time events took a turn to suggest the imminence of Modi's name as BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi charged in the case. A case of disproportionate assets registered against both Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi. Lalu Prasad released on bail after days in judicial custody.
Lalu Prasad surrenders before the CBI court.
Supreme Court denies bail to Lalu Prasad. Lalu Prasad, anticipating CBI indictment, steps down and names wife Rabri Devi, who has no political experience, as chief minister. Kidwai grants permission to prosecute chief minister Lalu Prasad and others in the case.
Patna high court orders CBI to probe the alleged irregularities.
With Nitish Kumar Walking Out of Alliance, What Has Lalu Got in Store?
His support base will further be consolidated. And so happens to the rest of his family and to Lalu himself.
- A timeline of cases involving Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family
- Can't live with or without you: Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar's love-hate relationship
- Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar: Friends? Enemies? No, they are the ultimate frenemies
Also, the claims that Nitish was the only credible face of opposition have to realise that Nitish has tried to reach out to people beyond Bihar and has repeatedly failed. So Nitish also knows, that with his limited reach, there was only so much he could do as a member of the opposition.
Unlike Odisha's Chief Minister, Nitish doesn't even enjoy wide popularity in his own state.Amid marriage preparations of Tej Pratap Yadav, CBI questions Rabri Devi in IRCTC hotel sc
So Lalu doesn't lose anything. He only gains from here," said Thakur.