Nitish calls for a united fight against BJP in LS polls


Nitish Kumar also hinted that Tejashwi Yadav is second in command after him and he would take decisions in his absence…reports Asian Lite News

After winning the trust vote in Bihar Assembly, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is exhorting his Mahagathbandhan alliance partners to unitedly work towards wiping out BJP from the Centre.

A meeting of the Mahagathbandhan’s leaders at the chief minister’s residence on Wednesday, deliberated on strategies to wipe out the Narendra Modi-led central government in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh, Finance Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, Congress leader Ajit Sharma and leaders of left parties besides the MLAs and MLCs of all the alliance partners were among those who attended the meet.

Nitish Kumar also hinted that Tejashwi Yadav is second in command after him and he would take decisions in his absence.

Participating in the discussion Tejashwi Yadav said that Mahagathbandhan aims at uprooting BJP from the centre for which the alliance partners of Mahagathbandhan have to stay united. This would not only give out a strong message to BJP but also encourage leaders of opposition parties in the rest of the country to stand against the communal forces.

Bihar slams ‘unholy’ JD-U, RJD alliance

In attempt to take on the Nitish Kumar-led ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) ahead of the 2024 general elections and the 2025 Bihar Assembly polls, the BJP has planned ‘pravas’ of senior leaders in each district of the state to connect with voters and its own cadres to expose the ‘unholy alliance’ of JD-U, RJD and others.

The BJP is also planning to be more aggressive against the ruling alliance.

As per the plan, members of Bihar BJP’s core group will hold meetings with influential and intellectual local people in each district and also interact with the cadres.

“The party’s state leadership will design a programme to establish connection with the rural population to boost the morale of the cadres in order to make the organisation future-ready to contest elections on its own,” a party insider said.

The party cadres will be the focus of all the BJP activities in Bihar as the state leadership has learnt that there is anger against the BJP leadership and ministers of the previous NDA government in state.

“Party cadre plays a key role in the electoral success of any political party and it has come to our notice that there is some anger among the workers at the ground level against BJP’s ministers in the previous government. Our leaders will reach out to the workers across the state to pacify their anger and motivate them to work for the party so that this unholy RJD, JD-U alliance is dislodged in the next elections,” the party insider said.

On the organisational front, the Bihar BJP has been asked to focus on ‘booth management’ by forming committees at each booth and appointing ‘Panna Pramukhs’ to start engagement with the voters and make the party visible across the state.

“During a recent meeting of the state BJP’s core group with the central leadership in Delhi, the state unit was directed to strengthen the party at the booth level and reach out to the villages. Special focus will given to the constituencies held by our former alliance partner JD-U, as those constituencies were neglected or ignored by us till now,” a senior BJP functionary said.

Another senior leader explained that the idea is to reach out to those communities that were so far been taken care of by JD-U.

“So many welfare and development schemes were announced by the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, but Nitish Kumar’s government in Bihar took credit for them as we were in an alliance. Our workers will tell these communities that it was the Modi government that took the decisions for their welfare,” he said.

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