Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday drew the ire of the Congress-RJD mix for terming as “honeymoon” the frequent holidays of Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Yadav, taking break day the hustle and bustle of politics. The septuagenarian, who is thought to not weigh his phrases fastidiously, made the comment right here throughout an interplay with journalists after a gathering of his Hindustani Awam Morcha, which is part of the ruling NDA within the state.
Manjhi, who appeared in public after spending weeks at a hospital, convalescing from COVID 19, had disapproved of Yadav selecting to be outdoors Bihar at a time when opposition events had the chance to money in on the farmers’ protests. The HAM chief, who give up the RJD-led Grand Alliance shortly earlier than the meeting elections, mentioned he was equally dissatisfied when in 2019, after the drubbing within the Lok Sabha polls, the RJD chief selected to spend months away from Bihar, frittering away the chance to put the Nitish Kumar authorities on the mat on points like floods and the killer mind fever.
“I’d say the three ‘yuvrajs’ (crown princes) Rahul Gandhi, Tejashwi Yadav and (LJP president) Chirag Paswan lack in maturity. Each time their presence is required within the nation or within the state, they’re away someplace, having fun with a honeymoon,” Manjhi – a party-hopper who has beforehand been in each the Congress and the RJD – had mentioned on Wednesday. Peeved on the innuendo, Bihar Congress spokesman Rajesh Rathore hit again recalling an incident of some years in the past when one in every of Manjhi’s sons was allegedly caught in a lodge with a girl apart from his spouse.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal, shared on its official Twitter deal with, previous information clippings during which Manjhi sought to defend his son Praveen with the competition that there was nothing objectionable in a relationship between two consenting adults. RJD spokesman Mrityunjay Tiwari sought to twist the knife saying, “Manjhi is pissed off. He enjoys no clout regardless of his occasion being part of the federal government during which the BJP and the JD(U) are calling the pictures”.
“He has expressed the want for a higher illustration within the state cupboard and within the state legislative council. He is aware of that no person goes to pay heed although his occasion is like an oar which has helped the NDA to sail via,” mentioned Tiwari. He was referring to the BJP-JD(U) mix having fallen wanting a majority, and eight MLAs of HAM and one other small ally VIP propelling the coalition previous the magic determine.
Manjhi must keep in mind that Tejashwi Yadav could also be main the opposition, however he belongs to the occasion which has the best variety of MLAs within the state meeting, and his son owes his berth in Vidhan Parishad to the assist of the RJD- Congress mix, Tiwari added. Manhi’s son Santosh Kumar, who’s at the moment a member of the state cupboard, had bought elected to the Higher Home in 2018 shortly after the HAM chief exited the NDA and joined the Grand Alliance.
The previous chief minister was at the moment the lone MLA of his occasion. The LJP, an NDA ally which has ended up in troubled waters following its brinkmanship within the meeting elections, was but to return out with a response.